Do you currently grow any vegetables in your garden? Nothing tastes better than homegrown veggies, but it doesn’t have to be a difficult thing to do. Many people are put off by the idea of creating their own vegetable garden because they believe it’s going to be too hard to maintain.
The good news is that as long as you have the right equipment, the right topsoil, the right mulch, the right fertilizer – it should be much easier than you think. Below, we’ve got some wonderful steps to take you through how to start your own vegetable garden.
1. Scout your garden for the right location. Your plants need to have a lot of sunlight to be able to grow, and the same can be said for your vegetables. The veggies that you can grow in your garden light, but if you don’t have the right shade and sunlight, you’re going to find they don’t grow as well as they should. You have to have good quality soil too, because this will help the vegetables retain the nutrients.
2. Think about what veggies you’d like to plant. Now that you know where the vegetables will be growing, it can be helpful to choose which ones you’d like to grow. For example, if you have the right sunlight, tomatoes should be easy. You can also grow potatoes, mushrooms, well anything really!
3. Design your garden. You can’t just pick a patch of soil and chuck a few seeds on it, you need to do a little bit more than that. Draw a rough plan including your house to see whether there are any existing structures, paving and tree roots. You should also keep an eye on your garden to see how much sunlight each part of the garden gets per day. Vegetables will thrive when they get at least six hours of sunlight.
4. Pick your planters. You can choose to see your garden directly into the garden beds, plant vegetables and raised garden beds, and you can even use wall planters, vertical gardens or pots. Wall planters are fantastic for the vines of tomatoes, where raised garden beds are great for potatoes to dig deep.
5. Get planting. You need to start preparing your soil and plants in your seeds or seedlings, making sure that you have them watered regularly. Make sure that you turn the soil over with a square plated speed when you do this, because you need to loosen the soil to help Eric. Rotate your crops but not plants in the same vegetable in the same place every year. This will mean that diseases and bugs that can go after your veggies will be discouraged.
6. Feed your veggies. Once you have your vegetable garden and it is thriving, you should use great fertilizer to keep them well fed. You should also ensure that you have them watered daily and access to water all year-round. Now all you have to do is be patient.