Planting plants: Sustainable growth

Planting plants: Sustainable growth

We do not have much time left to limit global warming to below 2°C. Over the next 10 to 15 years, our emissions in all areas must have fallen extremely sharply. Unfortunately, there is currently no sign of a major trend reversal. On the contrary. Commitment to climate protection alone is not enough. Action must be taken. Large-scale reforestation is a possibility recommended by many scientists to give mankind a little time to change. Because every planted tree helps to compensate C02. A global project. But what can we do regionally? Trees and plants compensate C02. As an exception: the more, the better. If you have the opportunity to plant trees or plants – take notice of them. You can also take part in tree planting activities in many places.

Growing fruit and vegetables yourself is also an alternative. Not so long ago it was a matter of course to plant fruit and vegetables in the garden in order to (at least partly) cover one’s own needs. Also chickens in the own garden were not rare. A good part of the food could thus be produced without transport routes, without the use of chemicals, without packaging waste directly in front of the kitchen. Unfortunately, many people no longer use this sustainable management. Even a balcony is suitable for various plants. And even a small garden can be very productive. If you are faced with the choice of an ornamental or a fruit-bearing plant when planting a new plant – choose a useful solution.

Trees such as apples, pears, cherries, plums or quinces are well suited for the garden. Shrubs such as gooseberries, Johannesberries, blackberries or lilacs are also suitable. What they all have in common is that they require little maintenance and require little work. In our region, perennial strawberries also grow well. They can plant carrots, peas, beans, potatoes, tomatoes, pumpkins, herbs, salads, rharbabers and many other varieties. Create a compost heap, from which valuable soil is created again and thus form a sustainable cycle. They don’t have to become self-sufficient: owning fruit and vegetables is fun and makes us wonder what we can produce ourselves. We do not live in the big city. We often have the advantage of a garden – let’s use it for our enjoyment and sustainability that is easy to implement.

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