To get fruits in any field, first we have to work really hard. Yes, I’m right.
No matter what we do? for example; In education field, we study so many years, go to school, university, do this and that, then we are able to start something; whether it is job or your own Business to earn.
Same thing goes in farming. Farmers do really really hard work and even they don’t know, because their crops are dependent on the weather. Floods come with too much rain, no rain then drought comes and insects eat their all crops. If they are lucky, then only they get rewards, means their crops survive fully.
Same thing happens with the small space gardening. I live here in Canada and here I get only couple of months in summer, when I’m able to grow something in my backyard. I do really hard work and finally I get fruits of my hard work. I mean, I get herbs, vegetables and beautiful flowers. I really enjoy, but then winter comes and everything dry, and then I can’t do anything at all to survive my garden.
But doesn’t mean that I’m not going to grow next year. I’m fully positive and every year I grow herbs, vegetables and flowers as much as I can grow.
I hope, this article and my Tour video is going to inspire you to grow something fresh for your family.
Question: Do you know when it’s the perfect time to harvest your crops?
Answer: Harvesting time for each Vegetable is different. I learned by doing it practically & that is the best way to learn each and everything.
Growing your own vegetables is the best way to provide your family with homegrown, fresh organic food or at least one should grow herbs to use in daily life; such as-Mint, Coriander, Spinach, thyme, Oregano, Rosemary etc.
If you don’t have land to grow, just use Grow Bags, plastic Pots or even if you can use, then the best ones are Terra Cota Pots for the Gardening.
September 2021 Backyard Gardening Tour
Beautiful Pictures of my Backyard Gardening
Home grown fresh Herbs & vegetables
Basically we all want to eat fresh and home grown Fruits and Vegetables. But we all don’t have space in Cities in our Homes to grow and eat fresh, even some people don’t like Gardening at all. There is no doubt Gardening is best hobby for some people and I’m one of them, who love Gardening.
We assume, you like Gardening, but you don’t have any space in your Backyard or even no space in your Front yard. You don’t have to worry, because we have the solution for you to still grow and eat something fresh, which you can grow in Plastic Pots and also you can grow in the grow Bags. They are so light and convenient to carry and put anywhere in the corner of your balcony and somewhere else.
Even I have Backyard to grow whatever I like to grow, still I use Containers and grow bags to grow some more, so I can have some more homegrown veggies. Usually I plant only those vegetables, which take less time to harvest, because we don’t get much time here in Canada.
Which Herbs & Vegetables I grow in my Backyard?
- Bell Pepper
- Eggplants, this year I don’t have it
- Cucumber, this year I don’t have it
- Lauki(Bottle Gourd) this year I don’t have it
- Green Chillies
- Green Onions
Which Annuals & Perennials I have in my Backyard in 2021?
- Rose of Sharon
- Currant(Red Currants)
- Sweet Potato
- Allows your plants to take in more nutrients and water
- Keeps the soil cooler in the summer, warmer in the winter
- Prevents overwatered plants
- Grow even more fruits and veggies!
The Seed of Coriander was not specific. Means you can also grow Coriander from regular Coriander that we use in our Kitchen.
In the above Grow Bag, you can see Peas Plant. To grow the Peas Plants, I didn’t buy any Peas Seeds, but I just planted from regular store bought fresh peas. You know How I did? I extracted peas from the peas beans and put in my fridge and I could not make the Sabji from them.
When I started to make Aloo Matar Sabji after couple of days, I have seen some of them were having tales and then I just planted in my Grow Bags just for the fun and even at that time, still it was Cold here in Canada.
All Seed germinated and I thought there will be no fruit to them. Again I was surprised to see, they are giving more fruit(means Peas)than I used to plant in previous years from Peas Seeds.
So what does it means, it means you can also plant from store bought fresh peas.
More Beautiful Pictures from Backyard Garden
In this Plastic Planter, I have grown Strawberries and this is only one Plant, which is growing so good. My son is eating strawberries each day.
Left side you can see (Mary Gold ) means Gainda in Punjabi and right side two plants of Peas. In between of both there is small plant of Rosemary. Rose Mary can be used to make Chutney and also you can use for Salads.
This is only one Plant of Beans, which I have grown from Regular Rajma, which we buy from Grocery store to cook. I tried last year first time, since I am doing Gardening, they gave so much fruit(means beans) So I will say to eat fresh beans, you don’t have to buy expensive beans seeds, you can just plant from regular rajma, whether small or big. No matter dark red and light Pink, all grow so well.
Here in the left side you can Oregano Plant, which you can use to make chutneys, use in Salads and also you can use to make Missi Roti. Right side big plant is Thyme, which is also good to use in Chutneys, Salads and to Make Missi Roti. Very right side and in front of Thyme, two plants of Coriander.
Coriander is really good to make use and to garnish on any kind of dals, soups and Sabji.
Left side Mary Gold, Right side Rosemary and at the back of Rosemary is Peas Plant.
Here in this Garden bed, you can see a lot; such as-Green Onions, Oregano and Thyme as well.
As you can see wood Pillar to gave the support to our Stairs Shed and on it’s right side there is, Mary Gold, Peas and Thyme as well.
In the Soil, you can see Big Plants are tomato Plants and small ones are Chickpeas. In the Grow Bag there is one Peas Plant and small plants are Spinach.
Tomato plants and Chickpeas in the ground. In grow bag Peas and spinach.
Red one Geranium and both sides of it are Marigold Plants. Geranium is really cool and look elegant in your Garden.
Here you can see two Plants of Marigold. Both are different colors.
Oh my God! this is Coriander, which is doing really good and it is grown in the Plastic Container. I planted it from regular Coriander bought from the Sabji Mandi, means which we use in Cooking.
Here in this View you can 7 types of Shrubs, All of them are Perennials, which come back each year and every year there growth is more better than the previous year.
I don’t know the name of them. Just enjoy as they look without even knowing their names. Very small one is in yellow color is Marigold and it is annual flower.
Here I don’t know the name of left side Plant. In between is Rose of Sharon and right side is Hibiscus. In front two Marigold Plants in same color. All of them are looking gorgeous.
I don’t know the name of Left side shrub and right side is Hibiscus, which is full with buds. When these buds bloom, they look stunning. Also I don’t know the name of right side bush.
Left side is Hibiscus. This Hibiscus has very big size flowers, when it is going to bloom. In between and on the right side two Potato Plants with white flowers. In front of all is Hibiscus.
I’m Picking Peas from my grow bag and I’m using Scissor to cut them, which is more easy to cut without damaging the plant.
I’m Picking herbs from the Garden bed. Mostly I use scissor to cut the herbs and even other vegetables.
I’m cutting thyme with the scissor.
I am sitting in my Backyard Garden.
You can I’m happy after harvesting my Herbs and vegetables, because Plants and flowers give my so much joy.