The information provided throughout this website will help every gardener from the beginner, who has never even germinated a seed, to the highly experienced, who has grown just about everything imaginable. You will find a plethora of useful information about growing tasty, healthy vegetables and herbs, both indoors and outdoors, in a backyard garden plot, a raised garden, or in containers.
People have asked me why I put so many hours of time and effort into growing my own food when I can just head to the local grocery store for all the produce I could ever want?
Compare a tomato or a cucumber that you buy from the grocery store…
There Is No Comparison!
Bite into the store-bought veggie. The taste is very subtle…just barely enough flavor to recognize what it is. Then, bite into one that came directly from a home garden and all of your taste buds come alive. Your mouth tingles and, you experience the true succulent, sweet, juicy flavor that the vegetable can truly offer you.
Commercial produce growers pick their crops BEFORE they are ripe and, then ship them to the grocery store warehouse for redistribution.
This supply chain can take up to a week, so the vegetables will begin to show the “color of ripeness” by the time they reach the produce section of your store.
But, they are NOT ripe and they do not have the true flavor produced by allowing the vegetables to continually feed from the plant and ripen naturally.
Additionally, store-bought produce is usually sprayed with chemicals to look healthier and shinier and, to keep them from spoiling. Do you really want to put these chemicals into your body?
Garden vegetables win every time! And to grow them yourself…in your own garden? Words cannot express how ecstatic and proud you will be, knowing that you accomplished what seemed like a herculean feat with your own hands!
So, Let’s Get Started
First, look at the overview of the basics of planting healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs. Then immerse yourself in the details of growing the many plants covered. Don’t forget to check out the posts about the many detailed aspects of backyard gardening such as soil testing, tilling, mulching, germinating, transplanting, companion planting, trellises, and so…so much more!
Before long, you will have the confidence to produce the best…the tastiest…the healthiest vegetables on your block!
If you can’t find what you are looking for within these pages, let me know in the comments section or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org. And, I will respond forthwith!
Go get ‘em!
Jim, the Lifelong Gardener