How To Start Your Own Vegetable Garden

How To Start Your Own Vegetable Garden

Growing your own vegetable garden at home has its many benefits, it can help you save money while ensuring that you get the freshest pick of vegetables for the day. While making your own vegetable garden sounds like a lot of work especially if you’re a beginner, this is surprisingly easy and achievable.

Here’s our quick guide on how to grow your own vegetable garden:

Start small and slow

Planting vegetables too much too soon is one of the most common mistakes for a lot of beginners. It’s better to start from one pot or one vegetable bed then gradually increase your pots/beds as your crops grow. Starting slow can also help you manage your vegetable garden a lot easier.

Choose the right location

Location is always important in many regards, especially in gardening. Did you know that vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight each day? The more sunlight there is, the better they flourish, plus, they’re tastier!

Invest in good soil

Apart from the right location with appropriate amount of sunlight, good soil is also vital in planting vegetables to ensure that you’re raising good quality home vegetables. The best soil for a veggie garden are loamy soil. Composts are also needed for the nutrients of your garden. Moreover, proper drainage in pots or vegetable bed is also needed so that water doesn't drain away too fast and the water doesn’t collect on top.

Buy good quality seeds

If you’re opting to buy seed packets rather than individual plants because they are a lot cheaper, you should buy good quality seeds. Investing in good quality seeds may be a bit pricier, but keep in mind that they will pay off when it’s harvest time.

What to plant in your garden

When choosing what to grow in your own vegetable garden, it’s important that you know the kind of vegetables you and your family like. Also, do your own research on which plants will grow well in your area. A gardening calendar can help determine which veggies will grow best in certain months in certain areas. It’s recommended that you plant vegetables that will consistently provide you fresh crops throughout the year such as lettuce, herbs, or climbing beans.  

Get the right amount of space

Now that you know what kind of vegetables you want to plant, you should be able to determine the right amount of space for each vegetables. For a gardening tip, a good-size beginner vegetable garden is about 16X10 feet with crops that are easy to grow. You can also go for containers, if you don’t have a lot of space in your house.

Taking care of your vegetables

Most plants need a steady supply of sunlight as mentioned above, and of course water. You can determine if your plants need watering by how moist they are. Feel the top soil by hand so you can determine the moisture level of your crops. For organic gardening, you can use organic fertilisers to maximise yields.

Vegetable gardening may take some time, but keep in mind that your hard work as a gardener will pay off once it’s harvest time 

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