Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Advantages of Having a Backyard Garden




It's been my long time plan to start a vegetable garden at home but since I was away from home for several years due to my work abroad, it's always being delayed.  Now that I'm already back home and plan to stay here for good, I wish to continue what was already started by my house helper.  I am planning to add more varieties to what we currently have in the backyard.  I think starting with green leafy vegetables should be the priority coz this is the kind of vegetable that's hard to store in the fridge as it easily gets withered.

I am planning to buy some seeds but I think I just have to buy a grown up plant so it would be easier and faster.  I've seen some herbs and other vegetables like pepper, lady finger, tomatoes, etc from one of the local supermarkets and I am planning to buy some.  I wouldn't buy it all at the same time but maybe just two varieties per month until I'm able to complete my garden. :)

Growing your own vegetables has a lot of benefits.  It's therapeutic, relaxing and life saving.  Not only you can assure yourself and your family of safe and fresh produce each time you require some for your chosen meal for the day, it also helps you save money going to the market just to get fresh veggies for your "pinakbet" or "diningding" or even for your salads.  

Gardening is also a good form of exercise as you move around a lot watering, weeding and cultivating the soil of your garden.  Having more plants and vegetables in your garden also allows you to have a clean and green environment. Using compost as fertilizers for your plants as this equates to lesser trash being thrown away on dump site and you can be assured of vegetables that's safe and free from chemicals.

One of my new year's resolutions is to start with a healthy lifestyle and I guess growing my own vegetable garden is the first step to achieving this goal. :)



6 comments:

  1. Ohh you're back for good na? That's good to hear! I've also been thinking about growing some vegetables, but I can only do the ones that can survive in pots because we don't really have space for a garden here. What can you suggest?

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    1. You can start with container gardening or vertical garden perhaps. That really could save you a lot of space and it's more organized, too. Yes Sis, I'm back for good. :)

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  2. i agree with all the benefits you've enlisted! :) my parents are in their 60s now and we try to eat right. vegetables is a staple in our dining table and i can eat pinakbet and diningding every single day!

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    1. I also love pinakbet and diningding that's why our own produce of malunggay really helps.

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  3. Oh, this is absolutely one of our plans this year. Since we moved in to our new home, I have always been dreaming of our very own garden, it doesn't matter if it's just a pocket garden for the ornaments, as long as we still have space for veggies, that would be really good!

    I really like your home blogs, Ms. Krizza. Especially now that God blessed us with our very own humble abode, I am always on the look out for tips and ideas. Your blog is a big help. :-)

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    1. Thank you Van. I hope to share more tips to you through my blogs. Happy to hear about your new home. It's really a nice feeling to stay in a place you can call your own. :) Wish to see you more here. :)

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