Okay, here is something I have NEVER had time for: Gardening! It’s actually more than a popular trend, it’s also just plain fun to grow food at your home. (At least that’s what I’ve heard!) Gardeners say they feel peace and tranquility as they work in their gardens. And, let’s face it, homegrown veggies and herbs simply taste better.
If you’re a novice gardener but would still like to try out your green thumb, a small herb garden is a good place to start. If your kitchen has lots of light, you can start with a few favorite herbs in pots. Basil, parsley, and dill all grow well in containers.
Tomatoes are another good plant to test in your home garden. They grow well in containers, so they’re great if you’re new to gardening or if you don’t have a lot of outdoor space. Even homeowners and apartment dwellers with small patio space can look into square-foot gardening. There are many ideas for what to plant in a 3 foot by 3 foot plot, and even a small garden space can yield a surprising amount of produce.
If this is something you think you’d like to know more about, see the folks at John Deere Landscapes at 21145 Falvel Road (281-353-6502). By the way, having a garden is top on the list for many home buyers. So maybe you can have great produce, peace, tranquility, and increase the value of your home at the same time. Just be sure to weed!