Creating edible gardens tips and advice – It’s becoming harder and harder to know exactly where our food is coming from and the process it has endured along the way. Much of the fruit and vegetables we see in the supermarkets have come from overseas. It’s also important to know most countries will have different regulations about the use of chemicals. Most foods have also traveled around the globe requiring vast amounts of energy to move it. One solution to these problems can be to grow your own food. Instead of your garden purely being there for visual appeal why not set it up to feed you too. This blog post contains links to sources of information for anyone interested in creating their own edible gardens.
Creating edible gardens is easy and fun for all the family!
Your edible garden can be on any scale you like from a single pot plant to a few acres. An interesting blog to read for those working on a small scale can be found below by Karen Sutherland who talks you through how she set up her mini food forest in a suburb in Melbourne. http://www.homelife.com.au/gardening/how-to-grow/how-to-plant-an-edible-garden
Getting hold of good quality plants is key to having a tasty and successful garden.
Adding heirloom plants to your garden ensures that these often overlooked species survive, and that you can have fruits and vegetable that you can’t find in the shops. Some good websites for purchasing plants are http://ediblegarden.nz/ and http://edible.co.nz/index.php. Sometimes it can help to see something in action to get the inspiration you need for your own project. Why not visit Auckland Botanical Gardens edible garden.
In their own words: “If you have always wanted to grow food but never knew where to start, or are looking for some new ideas, visit the Auckland Botanic Gardens’ Edible Garden. We display a range of productive plants – from traditional Kiwi vegetables to more unusual or heritage varieties from around the world – get inspired and add some new elements to your dinner. Food harvested directly from the garden is better for you, tastes great and generally costs less! All the plants we grow thrive in Auckland conditions – and you can grow food easily in Auckland throughout the year.”
More details can be found at http://www.aucklandbotanicgardens.co.nz/our-gardens/edible-garden/
Once you have all of this delicious produce you will want to get in the kitchen and create some tasty dishes. The following websites have lots of inspiring recipe ideas to make with your own produce. Read http://organicediblegarden.co.nz/ and http://www.ediblebackyard.co.nz/blog/
There are also links for workshops and seminars for anyone wishing to get deeper into creating edible gardens. Whether you are planning on a micro or macro level, an edible garden can be a fun way of knowing exactly where the food that enters your body is coming from. The information is out there. Get reading, get growing, get eating!
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