It seems that more people are opting for a ‘garden lifestyle’ nowadays. Can you imagine having fresh produce, herbs and flowers all year round from your own personal garden? How about actually being able to eat what you’ve grown in your garden? Of course that’s not all – you’ll also have the benefit of being outdoors and enjoying the amazing views and smells of nature! If you’re looking into a gardening lifestyle then there are a few things that you need to think about first.
Firstly you need to decide whether you’ll be eating your produce from your garden or if you want to have a greenhouse too (which can come as a surprise to some people). It might be a good idea to visit your local organic food store and try out some of the different vegetables and fruits that you can grow yourself. This will give you some idea of the different things that you like to eat and you’ll be able to talk to the experts in the store about which types of produce would be best for your climate.
Next you’ll need to think about where you want to live in order to be able to have the type of gardening lifestyle that suits you. Will you want to live in a cottage on the countryside? You may have a lovely view and a lovely garden, but if you live in the city it’s likely that you’ll be surrounded by skyscrapers and traffic so you won’t get as much of a chance to escape the everyday grind. If you have a small home or apartment that you want to transform into something special then you may only be able to turn it into a garden if you have space – but even then you’ll have to consider how practical it is!
Another consideration is the amount of time you want to spend gardening. Some people will love the gardening lifestyle because they can spend countless hours working in their gardens and helping to keep them looking gorgeous. Other people will want a more hands-on approach and will spend more time working on the plants, pruning them and so forth. For these people, gardening is a profession that they do from their spare time, but either way it’s important to ensure that you get the right amount of attention when you’re gardening!
When you’re starting out it’s a good idea to get hold of some gardening books and magazines so that you know what you’re getting into. You’ll also find that there are some excellent videos available that show you exactly how to do everything! If you have a friend who’s already got a green thumb then that’s another great source of information – they’ll be able to show you all of the basics that you need to know and help you to choose what plants and shrubs will work best for you.
If you follow all of the tips that we’ve mentioned then you’ll find that you’ll be well on your way to creating a wonderful gardening lifestyle. There are plenty of options available to you, so it’s easy to get lost if you don’t keep track of what you’re doing. However, the more committed you are, the more things you’ll be able to grow. It might even seem like a fulfilling and rewarding experience at first! Don’t underestimate what you can achieve!