There is nothing more rewarding than growing your own food, right? And the best part is that you don’t even have to leave the house. But, If you want to enjoy your garden even more and make it meet the three B’s, that is, make it: good, pretty and cheap, you’re in luck.
Today, when there are only a few weeks left for the arrival of spring, I am going to give you some tips that will be useful whether it is the first time you are going to have your garden, or if you have been with it for a long time and want to have it even better.
Plants that you should not miss
Especially if you are a beginner or do not have much experience in the care of plants, there are some that are more appropriate than others. You can get seedlings already grown or sow the seeds in a seedbed and, when they have two pairs of true leaves, put them on the ground. The most advisable are: tomato plants, lettuce, peppers and beans. These four have a very rapid development, so much so that, for example in the case of lettuces, in just three months after sowing you can use them to make delicious salads. Do not forget to put them in full sun and to water them daily.
If your climate is humid or you are in the middle of the rainy season, Get yourself several nasturtiums. These plants are the food that mollusks prefer the most, and they will not hesitate to go to them instead of to the little plants in your garden.
Caring for the environment
It is very necessary to avoid the use of chemical products which can harm the environment. The garden will look much healthier if you use organic products, both insecticides and fertilizers. The latter, in addition to feeding the plants, they also provide nutrients to the soilthus making it more fertile and helping to improve the health of the orchard.
We must also bear in mind that there are many insects that will be our allies, including the ladybug (top photo) or bees. To attract them you can plant flowers such as: cosmos, wild daisies, calendula and lavender. All of them are very easy to grow and maintain, and above all very grateful: just by having them in a location in full sun and giving them regular waterings, they will give you a huge amount of flowers, thus giving color to your garden, good, beautiful and cheap.