Summer will soon be on its way, and in the run-up to the warmer weather, you can start to prepare your garden for planting lots of delicious fruits and vegetables. Growing produce at home has become more popular in recent years, and it is something that all the family can get involved in. If you haven’t grown your own fruits and vegetables before, you will want to think about how you are planting in your garden space. Here are some ideas for you.
Raised beds – if you have enough space, you might want to consider having some raised beds put in place. This might mean tidying up one area of your garden to make space for the beds. In some cases, it is worth speaking with a Swansea Skip Hire company such as pendragonskiphire.co.uk/swansea-skip-hire/ to have a skip delivered to place all your garden waste in. You can use a variety of building materials to make raised beds, but one of the most popular is sleepers. These large pieces of wood can be bolted together to make a frame that you can then fill with nutrient-rich soil, ready to plant your items.
Pots and tubs – if you don’t have a lot of spare space in your garden, but you do have a patio area, you could consider using pots and tubs for growing plants. There are many plants that will grow happily in planters. Tomatoes and strawberries, for example, grow very well in hanging baskets. Carrots and other root vegetables grow well in tubs, as do potatoes. When using pots and tubs for planting fruits and vegetables, it is important to make sure that you drill drainage holes and regularly water the plants, especially during the summertime.
Recycled items – if you like to reuse items such as milk bottles or old pallets, you can create a number of items that will allow you to grow items in your garden. You can turn old pallets into ladder planters that will allow you to grow items such as lettuce and small salad items. Strawberries also grow well in these. Milk bottles can be hung onto a trellis or wooden battens that allow you to again grow plants that have small roots. There are lots more options of ways in which you can use old household items and repurpose them in your garden.