And for that, we’ll have to make certain resolutions.
Let’s get started!
1. Try Growing Something New This Year
New year. New plants! Let this be your resolution for the year 2022. We often tend to get comfortable with what we usually grow and forget to try something new. Break this cycle by vowing to grow something different; something which you haven’t previously tried. It could be a herb or a vegetable or both! The more the whiffs of newness, the better. For example, try your hand at growing microgreens this year.
2. Less Lawn, More Vegetables
While letting go of the lawn aesthetics can seem to be a big switch, one can do more with less lawn. Edible gardens are eco-friendly, require less water, are easy on the pockets, and give scrumptious veggies to begin with. Therefore, this year, challenge the reign of grass by giving vegetable gardening a chance. Try growing these easy kitchen garden vegetables. You won’t be disappointed.
3. More Plants For Pollinators
Pollinators are vital to creating and maintaining habitats and ecosystems. Without pollinators, the world would almost be barren. While most gardeners use pesticides, having plants for pollinators is the best bet. Make sure your garden has enough of these plants so you can reap the benefits of your garden to the fullest.
4. Learn More About Garden Soil
Garden soil is the foundation of luscious produce. To make your soil ideal for growing vegetables, you’ll need to know what type of soil you have and for that, you’ll have to learn about garden soil. Even though it’s a basic step, gardeners tend to neglect this which becomes the root cause of gardening failures.
5. Make Compost At Home
First things first, it’s not a hard nut to crack. All you’ll need is organic waste (vegetable and fruit waste, leaves, grass clippings, etc) and a space to let it decompose naturally. Home-made compost is not only beneficial for the environment but also helps soil retain water and nutrients. Learn more about organic gardening. Your soil will thank you by giving hearty produce if you do so.
6. Gift Seeds To Gardeners
Can there be anything better than gifts that grow? We don’t think so! Seeds are timeless expressions of love for gardeners and are bound to ring the right chords. This New Year, make sure you gift seed kits to your friends and family on special occasions; not just to stand out but to make lifestyles better and greener.
Here's our curated seed kit collection, ideal for gifting to your loved ones
7. Save Rainwater When Possible
This might seem to be a cumbersome task but the benefits will leave you stunned. Rainwater is the preferred water for plants and soil since it’s cleaner and softer than the city water that has unwanted salts. Thirsty plants when given water fallen fresh from the sky bloom into their best versions and what else do we, as plant parents, really want! Still apprehensive? Take this resolution of saving rainwater and try for yourself.
8. Share Harvest With Neighbours
Sharing is caring, right? When you receive a bountiful harvest, make sure you share it with your neighbours. This will not only strengthen the bond that you share but will also allow them to taste homegrown goodness. Chances are they’ll love the full flavours of your fresh produce so much that they’ll want to have a vegetable garden of their own. Then, you can together discuss the tips and tricks of having green space. An absolute win-win situation. Yay!
9. Show Kids How To Plant Seeds
Kids love digging in the soil and getting dirty for mysterious reasons. We say let them but effectively! Gardening in kids is proven to inculcate amazing development habits that no parent would want to miss out on. This New Year, take the responsibility of showing kids how seeds are sown so they understand the benefits of owning a greener space of their own.
10. Spend More Time With Your Garden
From soaking up natural daylight to lifting the spirits, spending time with your garden can be therapeutic. And in this fast-paced world, who wouldn’t want to have that inner peace preachers keep talking about? If you are on the lookout for a joyous mood, add this to your resolution list.
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But before sharing, make these resolutions and see your garden smiling ear to ear. Trust us; it’ll be a beautiful sight to behold.