Gardening is on the raise these days with a lot of people dreaming of having their own healthy vegetable garden. Having you own garden is a great way to producing your own healthy vegetables to feed your family or even sell to make some extra income.
Having your own garden helps you to control the harmful chemicals that come with the foods you get from supermarkets. Harvesting your own fresh vegetables gives you food to cook thus saving you lots of money in buying food. You can even freeze some for seasons when they don’t grow.
You don’t need some experience to plant a healthy vegetable garden, all you need is expect guidelines and information on how to go about doing so. The first thing to do is find the location where you can plant your vegetables. Then you have to prepare the right soil and get the seeds to plant your garden. Once you have done this then it’s all about taking care of your garden by removing the weeds and watering your plants. Not long you will find yourself harvesting fresh vegetables.
Vegetable garden plan:
Vegetables need about 5 to 6 hours of sunlight everyday to grow so the location you choose to plant your vegetable is very vital because it determines the success of your garden. Spacing is also important in your garden. Plants should not be over crowding each other because they will die competing for nutrients. If you want to plant different vegetables make sure that you have lots of land to put each vegetable type in its own row.
If you don’t have lots of space you can consider planting some vegetables in containers as well. You can use different containers to planting different types of vegetables. Start by planting small amounts of veggies then increase the number when you get the hang of managing them.
Preparing the soil:
Choosing the right type of soil is very important when growing healthy plants. The soil too has to be enriched with compost, organic matter and putting some fertilizer. Vegetables need lots of nutrients especially when they are still young so enriching your soil before you plant the seeds will be a good move.
Planting the vegetables:
Planting your vegetables is very interesting and fun for the whole family. First you have to make up your mind on if you will use garden seeds of start plants. The best way to plant using seeds is to make rows and sprinkle your seeds on top then cover the seeds with a layer of soil. When planting starter plants you simple dig a slight hole and put one starter plant in each hole then cover around with soil.