Beginners Guide to Growing your own Vegetables

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With the spring weather here, it can be a great time to get out and about in your garden or outdoor space, to get things ready. Spring and summer are the times when the weather is the best, and when more things grow, so getting your garden prepped for what is coming up, so that you can make the most of it, is a really good idea. But have you ever thought about growing your own?

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Growing your own, whether flowers, plants, fruits, or vegetables, is a low cost way of doing things, and really, it is going to be the most rewarding way too. You plant, nurture, and raise the plants, so it can make a massive difference and give you a new appreciation of food and the things that you have grown. But if you’re new to all of this gardening and growing your own business, then you might need to get some supplies from a site much like 

https://thehippiehouse.com.au/collections/grow-kits-grow-combos. But it is also important to know if you’re new to it all, that there are two methods or options when it comes to growing seeds.

  • The first is in a greenhouse or conservatory, or basically growing indoors somewhere, such as on a windowsill. Then, once the plants have grown a little, they can be replanted outside straight into the ground or into planters. This can be a great option in winter or when the weather is a little cooler for some plants.  
  • The second option is to plant directly into the ground, where they will tend to grow the fastest, as they will have access to all that they need to grow. So for spring and summer, this is going to be your best option, as the weather will be at its best, and you can get out there and water the plants as and when it is needed.  

Where to grow

You might be a little surprised to hear that you don’t need to have a large amount of space in order to grow plants, fruits, and vegetables. Pretty much any space will do, as long as it does get some sunshine; you can do (or provide) the rest. If you have a garden that is quite small, you could create a space dedicated to growing, or you could use planters to dot around what space you do have and use them. You can grow in flower beds that are existing, as well as use things like window boxes. 

Pots and planters are great, and even plants like a tomato plant can be grown in hanging baskets, taking up vertical space, rather than floor space. But pretty much anything that you want, from squash to aubergine can be grown in a pot. So even if all you have is a balcony, you can grow your own if you want to! The important thing to make sure that you are giving them light, water, and have some good quality soil for them to grow in. Some plants like beans might need bamboo canes to help support them, and things like strawberries will need straw around them to deter slugs from eating them, according to sites like https://strawberryplants.org/growing-strawberries/. But if you give them what they need, you can wait and reap the benefits. 

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