Fellow housewives, I believe you will all agree with me on the fact that it’s unbelievably helpful to own a small vegetable garden so you don’t need to run to the grocery store every day. We cook almost every day and sometimes even more than once. And when you need fresh cherry tomatoes, peppers or a carrot or two to add to your dish and there’s none in the kitchen, you simply want to give up and order pizza. How great would it be to have the necessary veggies growing on your balcony, in your backyard or even in your big, spacious kitchen?
Luckily for all of us busy chefs, mums and housewives, people invented something called a vegetable crate, which allows you to take gardening to a whole different level. All you need is to get some crates, large as your available space allows you to, fill them with soil and nutrients and get the proper seeds (as the shorter version implies).
Arranging the Crates
First let me just say how convenient crates are. These are amazing small boxes designed for growing food in them and as such present a very efficient way of space management. Large gardens are great, but they take a lot of time and effort to be maintained. Also, they do generate more costs for nutrients and water. Small crates are perfect for the purpose of creating a small vegetable garden since you don’t have to do rows in them. You can just plant your seeds and get as much product as the soil is able to give.
Maintenance of small vegetable gardens is fairly easy. Very little watering, weeding and mulching is required which means it won’t take you hours to take care of it, but minutes. Plus, you won’t have to dig holes and similar dirty jobs; there’s little soil and even if you do have to do something with it, you can just put on gloves and do it with your hands.
All You Need
Large gardens are not for people with full time jobs and a family at home which needs to be taken care of. Unless you’re willing to hire someone to do the harvest and sell the products, because if the land is good to you, you’ll have them in more quantity then you actually need them. Throwing away food is almost a sin and you’ll have to do it when it rots. Another advantage of the small veggie garden is that it doesn’t produce much, just the exact quantity you need.
Bottom line, a small veggie garden is a good way to be your own food producer. You’ll be fully responsible for the food you bring on the table and you won’t have to be aware of things like GMO and the so called “organic food” in markets. Plus, what’s better than knowing you’re producing your own food? Enjoy your meals.