With the new year fast approaching, it’s a good time to start assessing what changes you would like to make for 2017. 2016 has been a challenging year for one reason or another and the start of a new year can be incredibly encouraging.
One of the biggest talking points this year has been environmental changes and looking after the world. If we all start to do a little more to conserve energy, the world will be a better place! And it’s not just about conservation. Building yourself a garden that provides you with functional things can be incredibly rewarding.
Gardening is such a fun hobby to have anyway, why not take it one step further and build a garden that provides you with things that you can live off of. A working garden is something that you will be proud of. You’ll be able to watch it grow and help it thrive once you have laid down the all important groundwork. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Grow some fruit and vegetables
If you want to start to cultivate a healthy vegetable patch, you need to think about what you enjoy to eat! It’s a good idea to think about these things practically from the outset. You want to make sure that you will enjoy eating what you grow so choose wisely. If you have a greenhouse, you might be able to grow things more efficiently.
Think about what you want to put on your plate too. Salad vegetables are a good place to start. Healthy tomatoes and refreshing cucumbers will always come in handy when you’re making a meal. Mushrooms are also delicious to grow as are green leafy vegetables. Don’t forget about fruit too. Plant a berry bush and see if you can nurture it to grow and provide.
Think about fresh water
Imagine being able to supply yourself with a fresh water supply that doesn’t come from your kitchen tap. If you’re serious about really learning to provide for yourself, it’s worth considering installing a well or a water borehole. Do your research and check out reliable providers such as www.nichollsboreholes.co.uk. There’s something really attractive about water features too. Being able to give your family what you know to be clean, chemical free water is actually really special. It’s something that you’ll be super proud of doing.
Don’t worry about space
You need to plan all of this carefully. It may be a dream of yours to tend to chickens that lay eggs, but in reality, this could be tricky if you don’t have the space. Measure up the space that you do have, and make plans. Remember that you want things to grow and flourish. You want to have room to move in your garden, and you don’t want it to be so crowded, you feel overwhelmed every time you step outside. Be methodical about it and take your time. You don’t have to rush into anything.