Be Sustainable: Turn Your Garden Into The Supermarket

If you’re trying to cut back on costs and live a more sustainable lifestyle, then you should be very proud of yourself. A lot of people talk about wanting to change the way they live their life, but not many people actually do anything about it. If you’d like to take the next step – here’s how you can turn your garden into a supermarket.

Honey

Regardless of whether or not you have a tree in your garden, you can still have a beehive to keep honeybees. If you do have a tree, you can attach the hive to it which will be more natural looking, but don’t worry if you haven’t – there are plenty of stunning hives that come in all different shapes and sizes that you can find online, you just need to look in the right places. If you’ve never kept honeybees before though, you will have to do as much research as you can in order to not only protect yourself, but the bees too. It’s a good idea to speak to a local beekeeper in the area who can give you some of their own personal advice.

Milk

This will depend on the kind of garden you’re working with of course, but if you have the space – get some goats! These are wonderful animals that are a bundle of joy to have around. Not only are they funny, cute, and affectionate, but they will provide you with milk to make the most delicious cheese you could ever imagine. They will also keep your grass looking fresh by trimming it down whenever it gets too long and unkempt looking.

There are plenty of stunning hives that come in all different shapes and sizes

You will need to have a wooden or metal barn to enclose them inside when it gets late though, as they are very fragile creatures that don’t do well in the cold or wet weather. This will also protect them from any other animals that come out at night.

Fruit and Vegetables

Growing fruit and vegetables in your garden is the simplest way to being sustainable. You can find seeds in any garden center, or online if you’re feeling a little bit more exotic. You must make sure that you have the right kind of soil before you start planting otherwise they won’t grow to their full potential. The ideal soil is one that is full of moisture that is light and fluffy, as a pose to being solid, dry and compact. – Your plants won’t be able to breathe otherwise.

Different fruits and veg grow in different seasons under different conditions, so make sure you don’t just throw all the seeds down and hope for the best. Do the correct research for each new produce. Also, you should never plant things too close together – they need room to spread and extend their bodies. If they’re crowded, they won’t grow properly.

Now you see just how simple it is, be the example of someone making a difference – maybe you’ll be able to educate others while you’re at it.

Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of Cleantech Solutions, and an internationally-acclaimed blogger, journalist, consultant, advisor and ecopreneur. His areas of expertise includes waste management, renewable energy, waste-to-energy, environment protection, resource conservation and sustainable development.
Salman is a prolific environmental writer, and has authored more than 300 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management, sustainability and conservation all over the world.
Salman can be reached on salman@cleantechloops.com.

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