Life in the fast lane does not allow us time enough to appreciate the simple joys in life. We all get so caught up in our daily lives, hardly do we think of anything beyond our routine. No matter how rich you are or how famous you became; what matters is the feeling of satisfaction you get when you look back at life to see how you fared.
If you don’t want to be disappointed for not making the most of your life, start using your time to do things you love. Whether you pick up a new hobby, or catch up with an old one, make sure you utilise your precious life.
Talking about hobbies, gardening is an excellent hobby and it is becoming more of a last resort to those who want to enjoy life in its simplicity. You can start planting your own vegetable garden even if you don’t know much about gardening.
Give it a try with these simple vegetables:
Tomatoes have always been the first choice of novice gardeners. All you need to consider is the sunlight available and air circulation while growing tomatoes. Make sure that the plant receives 6-8 hours of direct sunlight each day and gets sufficient air circulation around it. This done you just need to wait for the 100 days tomatoes take to grow, and you will be all set to relish tasty tomatoes grown by your own self.
Cabbages too are grown quite simply. You need to work a bit on the soil though, which needs to be tilled to 12″. The soil for growing cabbages has to be mixed well with dried manure for best results. Apart from this, direct sunlight and sufficient water is all cabbages need to grow. They take 55-130 days to grow completely.
Broccoli takes a lot of space to grow. Make sure you space each plant adequately. Broccoli grows best in cool climates, you can grow them if cooler temperatures prevail in your city or county or else you can wait for the winter season to grow broccoli. Apart from this, Broccoli needs a high amount of nitrogen, so make sure the manure you put in the soil is sufficient for the plant’s requirement.
Growing peppers or chillies is not only easy but fun too as you need them each time you cook. These need a lot of moisture to grow, but you would need to check overwatering. The soil too needs a proper mix of compost as the bacteria growing in the soil naturally may harm the growth of peppers. These generally take 90 days after germination to be harvested.
No summer garden can be complete without a cucumber harvest. It loves the summers as the sun is perfect then, it takes sufficient moisture to grow as well. Apart from this it needs good soil, you can think of using organic manure or compost for it. You will have to keep an eye on the harvesting time as cucumbers are usually eaten immature. Be patient and when you think it has reached the usual size, pluck them.
Growing vegetables in your garden is a joy not known to many. Try it and you will realise how blissful these simple hobbies can be.
By Hansen A,
Christ & Co.