Since the earliest of times, people have valued the healing qualities of gardens. Once, those lush sanctuaries with waterworks, rare flowers and songbirds were available only to the richest. Romantic poets of the 19th century felt a deep attachment to nature and believed that gardens are the place of creativity – only there can a human be completely free. Many healthcare centers today maintain green spaces where patients can recuperate and relieve the stress of therapy. For a home gardener, a healing garden doesn’t heal only the soul by bringing joy, peace, and balance, but also provides a great form of exercise through digging, planting, weeding and decorating. Here are some simple tips you can try.
How do you consider a garden to be perfect? Do you think a garden that makes you feel happy and comfortable is a perfect garden? If you ask me, I believe a perfect garden is not the one which just looks beautiful. It is the one which makes you feel amazing!
Now, for any nature lover, there is only one dilemma. How to create the perfect garden? Well, lucky for you! I am one of those crazy lovers who dig into all the possible ways to create a perfect garden for his or her backyard. I do this because… I may not know how heaven looks like but I certainly know how it may potentially feel like! I believe that if you follow some of the tips mentioned below, then you will also get a chance to feel heaven in your own backyard.
Organic eating is the best option for our health and well-being, especially in this fast polluting environment. We are well aware of this fact. The only downside is that organic products are expensive and purchasing them for regular intake isn’t in everyone’s budget. Therefore, the best remedy is to plant an organic kitchen garden in your own backyard.
Important aspects to be considered while creating an organic kitchen in the backyard…
It’s that time of year! Maybe you’re already signed up for this season, or maybe you’ve never heard about them. A CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) share is a local farm offering a certain number of farm “shares” of his/her crop to the public. These vary and typically consist of veggies, but often times include fruit, eggs, cheeses, and even meat. Consumers purchase a share from their selected farmer and receive a predetermined quantity of the farmer’s crop regularly throughout the growing season. Even in Western PA, where we experience a relatively harsh winter, there are plenty of programs and shares to choose from 12 months throughout the year.
WHY SHOULD YOU SIGN UP FOR ONE?
Our eating and shopping habits are not just important for health, but for our local economies, the environment, and the future of our food system.
With all the brilliance of technology nowadays, it’s no wonder the invention of organic gardening, on autopilot, is now capable of becoming the ‘norm’. Developed by a small team of three (Rick, Rory, and Time), FarmBot has grown exponentially as pre-orders for this device skyrocket.
The blueprints for the Farmbot device are available as a free download, so anyone can acquire the blueprints and try their hand at building the device on their own (and even make customized tweaks to it) or, pre-made Farmbot kits are available for those who’d like to build the device with everything required for its construction already included.
How did we get here? How did the human species grow and evolve as we are today? Many theories and conspiracies circulate this controversial topic as no one knows the exact truth. However most seem to speculate evolution as the cause. A mixture between scientific evidence and spiritual awakening is what most would give credit too.
Let’s start at the beginning, or at least as far back in the beginning as we’ve been able to deduct with our current levels of technology. Our known Universe came into existence, according to scientists, via the ‘Big Bang’ – and during that chaotic, tumultuous time there was a lot going on. New planets forming and space debris flying every which way. Granted, the cosmos is still quite a dangerous and unpredictable place today… yet in the early stages during the creation of our home galaxy and planet Earth, the environment was especially intense.
Using a greenhouse for growing plants has loads of benefits and opportunities to offer that aren’t available with regular outdoor gardening. They not only serve to protect against insects, pests, and inclement weather, but provide an optimal environment (humidity and moisture) for growing fruits, vegetables, and other plants in abundance.
Plants can be grown year round, out of season or in season, and are packed with the vitamins and minerals your family needs for good health. When planning an outdoor garden, it’s beneficial to also consider using a greenhouse either alongside the garden, or in place of the actual garden itself!
Hydroponics is a method of gardening without the use of topsoil, compost, or digging in the dirt. Instead, plants are rooted in an inert growing apparatus with overhead lighting to assist the plants photosynthesis process, while also circulating nutrient enriched water throughout it’s root system by using an in-line pump.
This method of gardening is an excellent way to ensure all plants receive the same type of treatment, from the amount of nutrients, the dosage of water, and even to the quantity of plants in operation via strategic planning.