Did you know that the tomato is the most popular vegetable grown in home gardens? Well apparently this is supposed to be no surprise if you know anything about gardening! Who knew? No more focusing on those boring trees and shrubs in your landscape, it is time to put your efforts towards making a food garden like everyone else! The global gardening and outdoor living industry was worth close to $187 billion back in 2011, and is still up there today. Gardening is definitely playing a part in this giant industry, so why not take advantage of all its aspects?
Although it is tough to have your own home garden at times, there is many positives to fighting through the tough times and really try taking care of one. If anything at all, gardening has been said to be a stress reliever and a calming activity to do when you have some down time. I mean, we could all use a stress reliever these days dont you think? Think about it financially too, you have to spend money on keeping up with it of course, but you could also grow fruits and veggies right there in your backyard, allowing you to save money on some parts of meals, so it will even out, do not worry!
Like everything else in life, gardens for sure have their downfalls. The average food garden size in the United States is 600 square feet, and although this does not seem too big you must remember this is most likely being placed in a yard of a residential neighborhood, so everything seems bigger. People who plan to grow edible items in 2013 state that their top five challenges are time, insect and disease control, wildlife control, irrigation issues, and cost.
Yes, many things will factor in and add up to an overwhelming list of reasons not to have a garden in your yard, but the beautiful pay off will be worth it. You have probably focused on those stupid trees and shrubs in the front yard for years now, but now it is time to worry about the garden in the back! trust me, people will be just as impressed with all of your fresh fruits and veggies as they will be with your landscaping out front.
Do not worry about if you are in an awful location where the weather is awful for gardening, do not worry about money, keep an open mind and just go visit one of your local garden centers. Gardening centers will provide you with the best option for your current situation as well as provide you with garden design ideas and tips on how to successfully grow whatever you are trying to grow! No more boring trees and shrubs, Grow some freekin tomatoes! they are the most popular you know.