The idea of urban gardening has been set in motion. Urban agriculture is gaining much popularity in the United States, and is considered the best possible way to boost their self-sufficiency in this period of economic uncertainty.
Moreover, urban gardening is safe and eco-friendly, say experts. It also enables the provision of fresh organic products free of toxic pesticides which are healthy for everyday consumption.
Plants such as legumes, green beans, peppers, tomatoes and mesclun greens such as celery, arugula, mizuna and kale and certain flavor enhancing herbs can be grown easily on one’s backyard, balcony or on a patio.
Hence, much space is not a requirement and space unavailability posses no challenge. There are many resources available on internet to help and guide the upcoming urban gardeners through questions regarding amount of water, light, type of soil and other plant requirements. The UrbanGardeningHelp website is a popular site which provides expert suggestions and guidance.
One must find a good place to grow plants where it will be able to get ample sunlight at least 6 hours a day. Selection of plant depends on the location where it is supposed to be grown so that shallow-rooting plants that require only around 6 inches of soil are planted in containers and longer-rooted ones such as tomatoes are planted in the ground, reads the site.
It also says plants which enjoy correct conditions of health yield healthy products and thus makes way to consume fresh products from one’s own garden reducing the impact on the environment.
(Via Personal Liberty)