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Growing your own food The Top 7 Ways to Grow Food at Home

The Top 7 Ways To Grow Food At Home

There is no better feeling than growing the food that you and your family will eat. People did this for thousands of years before supermarkets were invented.

So many people today have never tasted fresh fruits and vegetables in their lives because they always purchase produce that someone else harvested and sold. When you grow fruits and vegetables yourself, it is healthier for you and tastes great. You can also stop being dependent on grocery stores for your food too.

You just need to learn how to grow your food. Below are the top 7 ways to grow food at your home. Some of these methods don’t even require you to have a backyard.

1) Backyard Garden

The traditional way to grow food is in a backyard garden. You only need a little bit of space to start a raised bed garden or inground bed garden. But if you have more space, you can have rows of crop plants in your garden. It is your choice whether to use pesticides to keep bugs and pests away from the plants.

Some people prefer to keep their garden 100% natural, which means no chemicals may be applied to any plants. There are still natural pesticides you can use in growing your own food which are just as effective without harming your health.

2) Container Garden

If you don’t have much space for a backyard garden, your next option should be a container garden. You can still grow vegetables in a container garden, but it doesn’t have to be outside. You can grow the foods inside.

However, the container size dimensions are limited. You won’t be able to have a big indoor garden. The best you can do is buy multiple containers for several different plants.

3) Hydroponics

If you don’t want to deal with soil in your garden, then you should try hydroponics. This particular type of garden uses water to grow plants. No soil is required.

The other accessories you will need are a water tank, clay pellet bed, and water pump. The plants are planted in the bed, and the bed is positioned near the tank. The pump delivers water directly to the plant roots in the bed.

4) Vertical Garden

If you don’t have much indoor space available, you can use vertical wall space rather than your horizontal wall space by starting a vertical garden.

A vertical garden consists of garden beds that get vertically mounted on any available wall space in your home. If you have any outdoor space, you could start a vertical garden outside as well. Just use poles or trellises to hang and grow the plants. They are even suitable for growing beans, cucumbers and other vining plants.

5) Aquaponics

Aquaponics has a similar setup as hydroponics. The biggest difference is that aquaponics uses fish to fertilize the plants. It requires you to have a larger water tank for one or more fish to reside. All the fish waste gets turned into nitrates and then pumped into the roots of the plants. That is what causes the plants to grow.

6) Fruit Trees

Could your backyard use some more trees? If so, you could add fruit trees to your backyard and grow cherries, pears, blueberries, raspberries, oranges or apples. Not only would you have something attractive to look at in your backyard, but you’d be producing nutritious foods as well.

7) Indoor Garden Kits

An indoor garden kit gives you all the tools and resources needed to start a garden inside your home. It comes with a couple of planters, microgreens, herbs, and an LED growing light. Your plants won’t require sunlight because they’ll get all their lighting from the LED light.

Conclusion

You can see there are many techniques available for growing your own food at home. Choose the methods which can work for you the most. Before you know it, you’ll have fresh vegetables and fruits to eat without needing to buy them from anywhere.

Steve Hodson

What started out as an intention to grow my own food for economic and environmental reasons has turned into a passion and a mission to share my research and knowledge with as many people as possible. Its one of the most satisfying healthy things I have done leaving a great feeling of self achievement and independence.

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