Summer Is For Gardens
Last Update: Aug 2, 2022
One of my favorite things about summer is that I get to spend plenty of time in my garden. Fresh air, sunshine and plants can soothe the soul.
Plus, it's great to grow your own fruit and vegetables, as it is healthier and cost-efficient. Tending to flowers and plants is time-consuming but very satisfying.
The same can be said for our online businesses. They take a lot of research, planning, growing and cultivating in order for them to be successful. But in the end they can be whatever we envision them to be.
Gardening could also make a fabulous niche business. There are countless things related to the topic that could be explored:
- how to grow plants/fruits/vegetables
- task-related tools
- accessories (hats, gloves, apparel)
- gardening soils
- decorative pots/planters etc.
You get the idea!
Endless Topics To Explore
The range of topics is limited only by your imagination. Over the years, I have experimented with growing a variety of fruits and vegetables.
For many years, I grew organic raspberries, blueberries and tomatoes. I had some years that produced magnificent bumper crops of large, delicious and sweet raspberries...definitely not the standard type you get at the grocery store.
One year I also took a stab at squash and zucchini, but they overtook my garden due to endless vines and leaves.
I had to give up on growing blueberries as the chipmunks would devour them as soon as they showed a hint of ripening.
Currently, we still have a few fruit trees (including pears and cherries). But once again, they never yield great results as the birds and chipmunks are too fast!
Try Something New
Just as you do with an online business venture, you must learn to adapt and try new things with gardening. When one thing flops, try again with something else. Eventually you'll find the recipe that works for you.
With care and consistent work, your flowers and plants will grow into masterpieces.
Regardless of how uncertain you are that something will grow to your liking, you must at least give it a concerted try.
Just as you would research your niche, build a website, and "grow" it with content, you must do the same with a garden.
Discover what will grow in your zone and go from there. Do you enjoy plants and flowers? Or would you like to grow fruits and vegetables? Perhaps both, as I do!
So Many Choices
As with our online business, there are endless choices for what you can grow and where.
Nowadays gardens are not just limited to those with yards. There are containers for small spaces that can grow flowers, herbs and vegetables.
This summer, instead of small crop fruits, I have made the switch over to focusing on herbs and lettuces. I'm becoming more interested in learning how to dry herbs, use fresh herbs in cooking and also for teas.
And so far, my lettuces, chilies, herbs, spices and tomatoes are growing nicely. I can tell you there is nothing tastier than a salad picked fresh out of your garden.
No pesticides, no GMOs...just good old-fashioned foods the way nature intended.
Do you garden? If so, what do you like to grow?