Are you tired of eating veggies from the grocery store that have been shipped from far away for so much more than they were just months ago? If you have some sunny, extra yard space, why not try growing your own? 700-800 square feet can feed a lot of people. It’s easier than you think, (And we can help!). Some families raise almost all of their vegetables in a garden as small as 800-1000 square feet.
In the Pacific Northwest, with the micro-climates in the Puget Sound region you can still grow vegetables for 4-6 months of the year. If you included beans and cold-weather veggies it would be even longer.
If you’re not sure what to plant, don’t worry. We can help with some of this. One of the first things we do is look at the location with the clients to discuss details like food, aesthetics, budget (See this post for first meetings). For example, we meet with clients to help them translate the list of foods their family wants to eat into a garden plan (What gets grown, where, and when) as well as to discuss the kind of beds, plumbing and more.
If you want to enjoy your veggies all year round, consider canning or preserving them. It’s a fun and rewarding way to extend the life of your produce. Plus, you’ll know exactly where your food is coming from!
Your vegetable garden can also be a cool outdoor space for your family and friends to hang out in. You can create an inviting environment by adding raised beds, paths, and seating areas. And, with the warmth of Issaquah down by Lake Sammamish, or chilly Alki in the Spring, or moderate temperature of Redmond, every garden is a little unique.
Your vegetable garden can be as lavish or practical as you want it to be. Whether you want to create a beautiful showpiece or simply grow enough to feed your family, there are options available. And, it’s a fun and rewarding experience for the whole family.
Growing your own veggies is not only easy but also practical and fun. With a little planning and effort, you can raise almost all of your vegetables in a small garden. The Pacific Northwest provides the perfect environment for growing veggies, and there are so many beautiful spots to set up your garden. Happy gardening!