With the state of our environment becoming an ever increasing concern, there has never been a better time to try and integrate some changes into our day to day life to be more environmentally thoughtful.
Here are some super simple tips on how we can all try to be a little more self-sustainable and make little changes in our gardens that will make a big difference
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One of the most important ways that we become more sustainable is by turning to our gardens. Firstly looking at ways we can grow our own plants, is not only fantastic for our health as we know what we are consuming is 100% organic and free of pesticides and nasty chemicals, it will also reduce the demand for fresh produce that is being shipped around the world, causing huge damage to the environment.
Therefore growing a vegetable patch is a fantastic way to begin a new lifestyle of being more sustainable. Firstly you will want to select an area of your garden, that gets the most amount of sun and carefully plan out your vegetable plot, bearing in mind that each vegetable will need a significant amount of space each to properly grow.
So once you have thought about the size and positioning of the plot you are going to then think about the type of vegetables you will want to grow. Tomatoes, carrots, beets, zucchini, radishes, peppers, lettuce, green beans and cabbage are a really great place to start and are some of the easiest vegetables to plant. Think about your favorite vegetables and consider the types of produce that is difficult to find in your local area. From there you can begin thinking about the types of fruit and vegetables that you want to grow in your very own vegetable garden.
Once you have all of the above in place, you’re good to go. Make sure you are regularly watering your vegetable plot and be vigilant with insects. With just the above simple steps you can be enjoying your very own, super sustainable organic vegetables in no time at all.
Housing your own chickens is a fantastic way to get your eggs, without encouraging battery chicken farms and whilst providing a wonderful free range chicken area in your garden. Breeding your own chickens is not as difficult as it sounds, first you need to invest in a couple of chickens to get the ball rolling, then if you want to begin breeding them, then you will need to invest in a chicken incubator. Have a look online for the best chicken incubator and then research the best ways to look after the eggs to ensure as many healthy chicks hatch as possible.
You will also need to create a really safe chicken pen to keep them safe against any prowling foxes, that will start to sniff out a midnight treat. So again, research how to keep your little chickens healthy and then providing them with room to roam and healthy food, you can enjoy daily eggs from truly healthy and happy hens.