THERE ARE NO GARDENING MISTAKES, ONLY EXPERIMENTS!
When winter comes, it brings joy for many but worries for some too—plethora of mild diseases and urge of procrastination tags along in the cold season. What if we tell you that if you know gardening, then you can enjoy the benefits of growing your autumn-winter vegetables? Take advantage; you need to know when to grow what!
GARDENING- THINGS THAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
If you plan to harvest vegetables in the autumn-winter season, you need to start sowing seeds at least four weeks before autumn. Before you move on buying seeds, you need to know that quite a few vegetables like chili, capsicum, cucumber, watermelon, pumpkin, squash, and tomatoes cannot survive the cold, dry, nearly sun-less weather of winter. Still, many varieties of vegetables do thrive in cold conditions, surviving in less or no sunshine.
The possibility of building a little greenhouse or a small garden area in the backyard allows you to grow your vegetables, which will provide you with many benefits and can save you some money too!
The foremost knowledge you should equip your mind with gardening includes the type of soil, seeds, temperature for the plant to grow in, nature of the plant (indoor or outdoor), etc. Once you know your stuff and have a suitable area, then you need to get your seeds!
The most common vegetables and herbs to grow for the autumn-winter season are:
Broccoli, Cauliflower, Broad Beans, Shallots, Onions, Garlic Chives, Kale, Peas, Carrots, Cabbage, Beetroots Spinach, Bok Choy, Lettuce; these vegetables grow well in winters but have to be protected from frost.
It is not only vegetables but many fruits and herb to grow on your own and be productive.
TIPS FOR GARDENING AND GROWING VEGETABLES IN AUTUMN-WINTER SEASON
Some specific tips and tricks will help you have a bug-free, manageable little garden in your house within your reach that will help you grow vegetables of your choice.
- Do not grow what you will not eat: the fundamental step is to decide what you will be producing, prefer the vegetables you like, and eat.
- Choose the location for gardening wisely: some plants need full sun while others thrive in less sunshine. Please choose an area where it would be easier to access all the plants you sow and can take care of.
- Time to move on to the garden beds: raised garden beds are preferred by many as they are easier to handle and look pretty, while in dry areas, deep and sunken garden beds are needed.
- Gardening tools for easy gardening: how are you supposed to plant and harvest? Invest in the necessary tools like shovels, garden hose, a dirt rake, hand tools, etc.
- Get the soil for your seeds: almost all nurseries sell good soil, or you could build your perfect soil mix if you know what it takes.
- Get your seeds: need the required seeds and then plant them carefully. Happy Valley Seeds will look after your garden seeds need as this is what we do.
- Take care of your garden: look after the plants and cater to their needs; if neglected, they will die. You need to nurture nature too!
- Harvest your hard work: time for cooking!
Gardening is excellent but needs your love and care since it requires knowledge and effort. Keep in mind what comes easy won't last, and what lasts won't come easy!
BENEFITS TO GROW YOUR VEGETABLES
Gardening is often done as a hobby. While it gives immense pleasure and peace to the person doing it, there are many benefits for people who grow their own vegetables.
Let us look into why gardening is so beneficial and why you should be harvesting your food!
Stay healthy and happy: gardening requires hard work – well, you can choose the level😊, but when people do what they love, they do it happily! Planting and nurturing your vegetables help you stay active, fit, and healthy. Have your blooming garden and say bye-bye to the gym.
Invest a little and save huge: although building your garden does require some investment to buy the tools, seeds, soil, but once you are into it and have got the planting done right, you will have every and any vegetable available in your home without needing to buy them from the market!
Peace for the mind: plants, greenery, and many herbs have soothing and calming effects on the senses. It has been known for ages to walk around a garden for better health and sleep. Growing your vegetables and fruits is a great stress-reliever. Go out in the garden, and breathe in some fresh, clean air.
Gardening improves your mood: when you start making yourself busy in gardening, your mind gets diverted from the stressful worldly affairs. Having fresh harvested vegetables in your hands will surely improve the mood.
Grow what you like: people who are fond of salads and leafy vegetables but hate going out every day to get them fresh from the market, growing them in the autumn-winter season at their own homes can save them from the hassle. Spinach, cabbage, kale, broad bean, broccoli, lettuce, peas, kale, carrot, beetroot, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, bok choy are all great vegetables for people who choose a healthy lifestyle. So this autumn & winter, grow them for yourself!
Gardening cleanses the environment: having a healthy body and mind depends on the environment too. Gardening promotes a healthier and cleaner environment providing beautiful surroundings.
Eco-friendly and minimal wastage: when you will have your fully-grown vegetables at your home, then there will be fewer trips to supermarkets. All these little steps help our environment
Doubt-free, organic food: people who are health conscious are often skeptical about the raw and cooked food they get from outside; hence growing their vegetables is a savior for them. Organic food is also available in stores but heavy on pocket. Would not it be beneficial to save yourself hundreds of dollars by growing your organic food at home!
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
When you are prepared, you are one- step ahead!
Growing your vegetables may require a little extra work, but in the end, it is all worth it because you have your own organic, doubt-free vegetables.
We strive to provide you the best product possible with guidance. The seeds we sell at Happy Valley Seeds are genuine horticulture grades and viable, provided they get appropriate climatic conditions, the right soil, watering, fertiliser, love, and care.
You now have the necessary knowledge and are ready, then why wait? Equip yourself with the required tools and seeds, start preparing your garden and kitchen for the upcoming autumn-winter season and get your seeds delivered at your home!