It’s the dream of every homeowner to add a touch of beauty in their home. People call landscapers and experts in outdoor set up to give their home a glamorous look.
As part of the services, they leave space for a kitchen garden to reduce the bills incurred in buying fruits and vegetables.
Although not much attention is given to it, you can’t miss seeing a kitchen garden in most modern homes.
Technology in agribusiness has also made t possible to also have a kitchen garden at your kitchen apartment’s balcony.
The way you have flower pots. Similarly, you can again grow a few vegetables to save you some money for grocery shopping
Why every home needs a kitchen garden?
- Guarantee you a fresh supply of farm produce
- Minimizes food insecurity
- Promotes physical fitness through aerobic exercise
- A good pass time to reduce loneliness
- Boosts your mood
- Reduce grocery shopping cost
Having looked at the benefits, we can’t assume that everyone knows how to make a kitchen garden.
With environmental conservation trends discussed in most topics, you can be part of the movement using several inspirational ideas.
Your aim in making the garden is to reduce food insecurity. You shouldn’t put more pressure on the environment; instead, you should be part of the movement to enhance eco-friendly tools in agribusiness.
What environmental-friendly ideas should you explore in making a kitchen garden?
1. Use recycled wood for fencing
Felling trees is the number one enemy to saving the planet. There is a lot of waste wood lying fallow in homes with no use.
Instead of leaving more land bare by cutting yet another tree, look around you, the wood left while doing construction.
Shape them into beautiful shapes and the same height to help you in fencing your garden.
The same effort you use o protect your body from harm by wearing a helmet. That is the same strength you also need to ensure your kitchen garden has a beautiful and robust fence.
The waste wood can work well if you use the right woodwork tools to get a smooth finishing with a beautiful shape.
2. Fill the plastic bottle waste with water for irrigation
Plastic bottles are a worry among environmentalists now that it’s non-biodegradable. How do you dispose of your plastic in your home?
Most of the time, you put in the dust bin as you wait for the waste collectors to carry them, not caring how they are disposed of.
With a kitchen garden, you have a solution. Instead of burning them, it’s the carbon smoke that we are minimizing to save the environment.
Have them placed in a garden, filled with water, and pierce a small hole.
You have a permanent irrigation solution in your kitchen garden. What a win-win situation.
3. Tap rainwater
If you are blessed to be in a place where you have constant rains, tap the rainwater and use it for irrigation during the dry times.
It makes no environmental sense to leave the water to waste away, only to use tap water to irrigate your farm.
The more water you use, the more pressure you put on natural resources like electricity, which uses it to ensure its safety in your homes.
4. Opt for organic manure to reduce the use of chemicals
The chemical we use in the name of fertilizers and agricultural farm inputs are an enemy to the environment.
On the contrary, if you benefit from the excellent products, you need to boost their production.
Since you are eco-sensitive, have a way of making your manure. What do you do with your home waste?
Do you know they are the best natural manure?
Make it a habit to have a waste disposal plan. The plastics have them in a separate bin while the organic waste also has a specific place.
Design a site within the home where you put the organic waste. The secret here is to leave them for some time to rot.
That is what forms the rich organic matter used in plants. Instead of the inorganic manure from the agro vet, you have it naturally done from home.
Haven’t you saved a few coins?
5. Have some home animals for biodiversity
With a little space within your home, keep rabbits, chicken, cows, and goats. As you benefit from the products, the droppings are your manure.
During weeding, manually do it as a form of physical exercise, do it with your hands to avoid chemicals.
With these practices, you are sure of fresh produce from the farm.
Once you decide to be a farmer, then explore all options, including the rearing of animals.
They form part of biodiversity as you also benefit from their produce. Other things you can add to enrich the manure include
- Natural waste from the compound
- Wood shavings
- Egg and cake boxes
- Contents from the vacuum cleaner
- Lawn dirt
- Trimmings from the fence
In summary, all we advocate for when setting up a kitchen garden is to ensure you are saving the planet earth.
Whether you use technology or not, environmental conservation should be your objective and overall goal.