Getting Started with Urban Farming

Firstly, Urban farming is a rewarding way to connect with nature and grow your own crops in a city environment, and it can also be an effective method of providing fresh food in urban areas. Growing your own plants can also reduce your carbon footprint and help benefit the environment around you.

Yet planting food in an urban area presents unique challenges. However it can be difficult to get the yield you’re looking for. Therefore, if you’re interested in creating your own garden, here’s tips. Yet these tips and strategies can help you learn about urban farming and achieve the results you’re looking for.

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Grow More Forgiving Planets

Firstly, if you’re new to the world of urban farming, it’s a good idea to start with plants that are less time-consuming and simpler to manage. In addition, many vegetables are easy to grow, including tomatoes, herbs, radishes, peas, and lettuce. Therefore, do some research to find out what’s most conducive to growth in your region.

As well, as you spend more time gardening, you’ll gain a stronger understanding of what different plants need.  Further and more eventually be able to move on to more difficult ones. For now, stick to vegetables you’ll have time for in order to avoid frustration or giving up entirely.

Purchase Young Plants

Although gardening is typically associated with starting from seeds. So there’s no reason you can’t get into the hobby using young plants. That’s which you can find at any garden center. You can easily transport these (along with some fertilizer) by using a lightweight wheelbarrow. With a plant that has already started growing, you’ll likely see faster, more reliable results.

Use Your Own Compost

Compost has a variety of positive impacts on the environment. So using your own compost for gardening will be beneficial. That’s  for your plants and the world around you. You’ll also be able to save money and also lowering the barriers to entry for the hobby. Therefore giving you an easy way to do your part and for the natural environment.

Most importantly and at the end of the growing season, you can even add plants that are no longer producing. So give it to your existing compost. They’ll be able to continue providing value and help you prepare for the upcoming season, and you’ll be preventing waste from unnecessarily entering landfills.

Water Your Plants with Rain

An urban garden can have a significant effect on the local environment.  However, some of those benefits will be nullified if you waste water resources on your plants. It’s easy to set up a rain catcher using a large, sturdy container. Thus reducing your utility utilization and naturally watering your garden.

Urban farming is a complex, rewarding hobby. That’s with much to learn and experience, which can make it seem overwhelming to newcomers. These guidelines are a great way to get introduced to gardening in an urban space and ensure you achieve the best results possible.

Written by greenlivingguy

The Green Living Guy, Seth Leitman is a green living expert, celebrity and Editor of the McGraw-Hill, TAB Green Guru Guides. Seth is also an Author, Radio Host, Reporter, Writer and a Environmental Consultant on green living. The Green Living Guy writes about green living, green lighting, the green guru guides and more. Seth's books range from: # Build Your Own Electric Vehicle by Bob Brant and Seth Leitman (2nd and 3rd editions) # Build Your Own Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle by Seth Leitman # Build Your Own Electric Motorcycle by Carl Vogel # Green Lighting by Seth Leitman, Brian Clark Howard and Bill Brinsky # Solar Power For Your Home by David Findley # Renewable Energies For Your Home by Russel Gehrke # Do-it-Yourself Home Energy Audits by David Findley # Build Your Own Small Wind Power System by Brian Clark Howard and Kevin Shea # and more green living books to follow.