Being Sustainable

Hi guys!

In this post I would like to share with you guys my garden! My dad and I worked very hard to build this self-sufficient contraption, so that we would have fresh, healthy, organic vegetables and fruits on the go. Because my dad was the one who built all of this, I don’t know the technicalities and the mechanics of these things, but if you would like to know, feel free to comment down below. If you have a decent backyard, you should try to do this over the summer!

The advantages of having a sustainable garden in your backyard:

  • Quick access to fresh, organic, vegetables and fruits. It’s the best feeling ever when you can just walk outside and gather the ingredients to put in your next meal!
  • The whole garden costs very little – the supply itself doesn’t cost a lot. Home Depot to the rescue!
  • It’s an excuse for you to walk out and enjoy nature in the morning!

My dad built this all by himself! There’s a big pump at the side in which allows the water to flow through smoothly. This system renews it’s water, and nutrients by travelling a long the pipes that they are all connected to. The materials and supplies costed under 30$!

This is what it looks like from the front:

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The strings are used to help the vines grow in an upright direction, as well as to provide support. The first 3 plants are actually snap peas, and they are still growing beautifully! The rest include tomatoes, and peppers. The following pictures were taken recently, the small plants above have grown really tall!

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The tomatoes aren’t red yet but they are growing beautifully 🙂

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This system below is nothing special – no hydraulics involved. But, this form of organizing plants save a lot of space. Especially if you’re not planting big, bulky plants. At the bottom, we are growing potatoes, and on the bars, we are growing lettuce, herbs, strawberries, most plants that do not require much space. Have you guys ever heard of vertical farming? Check it out! It’s definitely an interesting concept.

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I hope that you enjoyed these pictures, and felt somewhat inspired to start working on your garden!

If you have any questions/concerns, please comment down below!

 

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