We’ve noticed an increasing number of Bacchus Marsh residents have been looking at ways to become more self-sustainable and one way to do this is to grow vegetables at home.
A lot of people think that growing your own vegetables is difficult; however once you know what you’re doing you’ll find yourself heading to the supermarket less and less.
If you’re looking for a low-maintenance veggie garden then opt for one that is above-ground-level, it will be much less work then one that is at ground level. Great above-ground garden options include a raised bed garden, a vertical garden (great if you’re short on space) and a hydroponic garden.
Head to your local Bunnings, Masters or any other garden supply store to see all the different types of gardens they have on offer. You can find ready-to-go kits that will help you build your garden, so all you have to do is add your soil, plant your veggies and then wait for your garden to grow. Your garden might require a little bit of weeding or water but if it’s in a container it shouldn’t be too hard to manage.
There are all kinds of vegetables you can grow at home depending on the type of garden you set up. Some veggies you might want to consider include tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, onions and many, many more. Don’t forget about herbs too!
To find out what will work best in your garden head to you local garden nursery and ask them for advice.
Do you grow vegetables at home? If so, do you have any gardening tips for aspiring veggie growers?