Planting A Home Garden
As the U.S. economy further declines and the cost of living soars, so too does the cost of food. Many homeowners, looking to avoid pesticide-ridden and GMO altered foods, are turning to plowing their yard and creating their own garden spaces.
Adding a garden to any home is an instant pick-me-up, helping create a functional space that literally gives back – straight to the dinner table. For people just venturing into the home garden world, there are a number of tips that Landscape Supply of Utah offers, including specific crops, such as:
- Lettuce – This leafy green vegetable loves the cool temperatures of spring and fall. Additionally, loose-leaf lettuces can be trimmed multiple times with repeat harvesting schedules.
- Tomatoes – If a yard boasts full-sun, tomatoes will be abundant. Tomatoes are actually more expensive in the store and lack the robust flavor associated with homegrown, sun ripened tomatoes.
- Sugar Snap Peas – Preferring cooler temperatures, these can easily be sown in the spring and fall months. These extra crunchy pods are so sweet and tender; they make for a delicious mid-afternoon snack. We dare you to eat just one.
- Beans – Whether someone prefers a pole or bush variety, beans simply require water and sun to produce a healthy bounty.
- Radishes – Fast growing, radishes are ready for harvest in a mere 28 days. They thrive in light shade and cooler temperatures. Just remember to keep the soil moist to avoid woodiness and an overly spicy flavor.
- Summer Squash – Abundant and versatile, summer squash will rapidly produce in almost any garden. Plus, what neighbor doesn’t love receiving a homegrown zucchini or yellow squash? Consider the possibilities – sautéed squash, soup, breads and pancakes … the list goes on.
- Rhubarb – Marking the beginning of spring, rhubarb not only adds a stunning touch of color to any landscape design, but no one can beat a good rhubarb and strawberry pie. This hardy plant is a perennial, returning year-after-year for an abundant yield.
- Chives – This culinary versatile herb has hints of onion flavor and can withstand almost any weather conditions, whether it’s harsh soils, scorching sun or shade.
- Basil – This aromatic herb loves sunshine and offers extreme versatility, which ranges from pesto to caprese salad.
- Thyme – This herb not only wows the palette but also adds a beautiful landscaping groundcover to any yard.
- Cucumbers – Whether it’s incorporating these into salads, appetizers or simply just eating them with a little salt, there is nothing more delicious than a homegrown cucumber.
- Cilantro – This annual herb is easy to grow and loves hot climates with light shade. This distinct herb is included in everything from salsas, guacamole and gazpacho to Mexican and Thai dishes.
Landscape Supply of Utah offers a wide selection of premium Utah topsoil, offering much-needed help for soil-depleted areas. Having the proper balance of topsoil Utah is important to a thriving and flourishing garden. They also offer Utah compost, which is perfect for a year-round pick-me-up for nutrient-rich soil.
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