Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Grow Food in Small Spaces

Today's guest post comes from a fellow blogger, Paul Taylor. Paul Taylor started which offers an aggregated look at those sites to help families find sitters and to help sitters find families easier than ever. He loves writing, with the help of his wife. He has contributed quality articles for different blogs & websites.

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When it comes to organic food, expensive is usually the first thing that comes to mind. However anyone can grow their own organic foods no matter where they live. How is that possible? Well, try these easy gardening tips for small spaces:

1.      Window boxes – Window boxes are the easiest way for anyone to grow their own food. It doesn’t require special tools either. Anything can be made into a window box. Recycled yogurt containers and other reused items are easy to use as planters. Plant your seeds and set them in a well-lit window and they will grow, hopefully, year round. Just make sure to keep them moist as indoor air is usually drier. You can grow herbs, vegetables and even small trees inside your home without using any pesticides.

2.      Grow lights – Another way to grow plants if you have no outdoor space is by using grow lights. Grow lights can be purchased at home improvement and gardening stores and online. These lights help plants of all shapes and sizes to grow healthy even with no real sunlight. Pair with a growing table for a spread that traditional gardeners would love.

3.      Vertical gardens –If you have a small outdoor space like a balcony or porch, then vertical gardening is for you. You can use a repurposed shelf or even a pallet to grow plants along the wall. Just fill it with dirt and let the sunshine in. You can also hang pots from the wall to keep your area usable and still productive.

These are just a few of the ways that anyone can have an organic garden, no matter how small of a space they have. We can all grow some of our own foods and live healthier, greener lives. 

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