Thursday, 6 August 2015

Go Green: Here's How To Grow Your Own Fruit And Veggies | Lifestyle

Today, we are all obsessed with our health. I’m not saying that’s a bad thing because it’s not, being healthy is important. To keep our bodies as happy and healthy as possible, eating lots of fruits and veggies is crucial.

However, that being said, fruit and vegetables can be expensive to buy, especially organic ones. We all want to be as healthy as possible, but when healthy food is so expensive, this can make it a lot more difficult.
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A while ago, I decided that I couldn’t afford to keep buying expensive fruits and vegetables, so I thought I would grow my own. Yes, it is a lot more effort, but the money I have saved has made it more than worthwhile. Plus, I know exactly where all my fruits and vegetables come from, and I know that they are all free of any nasties.

If you fancy growing your own fruits and vegetables, have a read of all my tops tips. If you are a gardening newbie, you should find these tips incredibly useful.

Get all the gear that you need
Before you start growing your food, make sure that you have got everything that you need. Don’t skimp on the type of equipment that you get, it’s better to invest in good quality equipment so that it lasts.

If you invest in good quality tools, you will find that they are easier to use and get the job done more quickly. This is important because when you are growing lots of different things at once, the less time it takes you to care for them, the better.  

Choose a suitable area
To ensure that your fruits and vegetables grow well, it’s a good idea to choose the perfect area. Ideally, you want to opt for an area that get lots of sunlight so that your fruits and veggies can grow well.

You should also aim to choose an area that has soil rich in nutrients as this will help boost the growth of your produce. If you are unsure of how healthy your soil is, you can buy a special testing kit for it. If you find that your soil is not as rich in nutrients as it should be, you can always buy specialist soil for your local garden centre.

Start slowly
Each type of fruit or vegetable needs different care and conditions to grow, so it’s a good idea to start slowly. Don’t try to grow too many things at once, start slowly and then build up to it as you become more confident in the garden.

Don’t just plant seeds
When it comes to growing vegetables, using seeds is ideal as veggies tend to grow quite quickly. However, when it comes to growing fruit, like apples, pears, and soft fruits, it’s best to invest in fruit trees.

You can find lots of lovely fruit trees online at There are various types of fruit trees and bushes available here - have a good browse before picking the types of fruit that you want to grow.

Choose what you grow carefully
When it comes to choosing the types of fruits and vegetables that you grow, make sure to choose carefully. Some fruits and veggies are harder to grow than others - as a gardening newbie, it makes sense to opt for the easier ones.

Growing your own produce is a great way to make eating healthy cheaper. Yes, it does require some effort, but it’s worth it as you get lots of yummy produce to enjoy.

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