Backyard Gardening for Food and Fun!

What’s so great about backyard gardening?

Well, if you’re doing it already, you know. But for those who may be thinking about starting a backyard garden, consider the following:

  • It’s a great source of exercise
    Did you know that an hour of gardening burns roughly the same amount of calories as walking at a moderate pace for an hour? It’s true, and the bonus is that at the end of that hour you have something to show for your efforts!
  • It provides a connection with nature
    Many of us spend our lives ensconced in a cocoon of modern technology. Nothing wrong with technology, but being able to commune with nature on a regular basis adds some balance to our lives.
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  • It can be a source of healthy, tasty, nutritious food
    Have you ever taken a bite from a vine-ripe, tasty tomato that you just picked, still warm from the summer sun?

    Have you ever plucked a perfect peach from your own tree, and savored the flavor with the juice dribbling off your chin?

    If so, then you know what I’m talkin’ bout! If not, start planning that garden! Because for the most part, food that you grow yourself will be FAR superior to what’s available in the supermarket.

  • It can be just plain fun!
    Watching a tiny seed sprout and grow into a magnificent plant is an absolute delight – one that I never tire of. It’s almost like witnessing a miracle.

    Yes, I know, it’s all about genetic codes and chemical reactions, but it seems miraculous. And it’s fun to watch and lend a guiding hand to the process.

There are many more great reasons to be a backyard gardener, and we’ll explore them all throughout this website.

But if you happen not to have a backyard, and are feeling a bit left out -- don’t worry. You can be a ‘backyard’ gardener too. Even if you live smack in the middle of a big bad city, as long as you have access to a balcony, a rooftop, a sunny windowsill, or even a bit of extra space on a bookshelf or counter top, you can join in on the fun.

And those of you with really BIG backyards may want to consider supersizing your backyard garden into a hobby farm. It can be lots of work, but also lots of fun. And you might even make a bit of cash from your efforts.

In this website, we’ll explore all of the possibilities and provide great, detailed how-to information.

Happy gardening!

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