BAIN GARDEN WISDOM #3
This week we will be covering our third and final myth of this series. This weeks myth: I do not have time to garden! This one can be an real issue because gardening can take time and that is such a precious commodity in today’s society. If you have a desire to garden but are short on time, try applying these helpful tips:
KEEP IT SMALL! So you won’t have rows and rows of peas and carrots but that’s okay! If those peas and carrots are overrun by weeds of what benefit would it be to you and your family? Truthfully a 10×10 plot is as big as you want to go if time is an issue. This will limit how much weeding, watering and other maintenance is needed. Less work = less time!
PLANT IN POTS. Notice a theme here. Yes this has appeared in our myth buster series again! Why? Because planting in pots is awesome!!! So many things are adaptable to pots: tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, radish, spinach etc. Make sure you use a well draining potting mix with some composted material and guess what, you have eliminated the back breaking labor of weeding all together!
Raised Beds & Raised Raised Beds shown
PLANT IN RAISED BEDS. This is also a great way to limit your workload and save time but you must again use a well draining soil mix and composted material to feed your plants. It’s also important to line the bottom of your raised bed with some type of barrier between weeds and your newly acquired soil. Landscape fabric seems to be a favorite of many home gardeners.
RAISED RAISED BEDS. I cannot complete this series without mentioning these. These can be bought and assembled or built to your specific height specifications. What this means is no bending at all when watering, planting and harvesting. This is really a great option out there for people who have back issues, are disabled, or in a wheelchair. If you really want to garden there is a way!
The last Fall Food Festival we saw some of you loading up your vehicles with plants, pots and soil. We were so pleased to see some you taking the dive into home gardening. We like to think that these myth busters helped. Either way, Bain Home Gardens wishes you the best with your bug free, inexpensive time conscience garden. Please share with us on our Facebook page your gardens, pots, and raised beds!
Editor’s Note: Thank You C. Bain for all the work you put into this informative and encouraging series! If you would like to see the previous articles in this series you will find them in the Weblog section of the Market website.