28 Oct 2010
There is some great food produce available in the in the Liverpool region, but have you ever thought about producing food of your own?
Growing your own food at home is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint and it can even be healthier for you as you are eating fresher produce.
The biggest benefit from growing your own food though is simply the convenience. Imagine only having to walk into your own backyard the next time you run out of salad ingredients, rather then having to make the mission to the shops.
So how do you get started growing your own food? The first thing to do is set up a dedicated vegetable patch in your garden, protected from wildlife such as birds, and then start shopping and thinking about the types of fruit or vegetable you want to grow. Lettuce and tomatoes seem to be popular options.
For more advice on backyard gardening there is a great blog at backyardfarmer.com.au
with lots of great tips and tricks for new veggie gardeners.
If this is your first time growing a vegetable garden it might also be worth having a talk to someone at your local nursery or hardware store, as I’m sure they’ll be able to offer you plenty of great advice too.
Let me know how you go!