Today it’s hard to find garden-raised vegetables that used to colour your childhood with taste and aroma. Caring for a garden is too slow for the requirements of the food industry, so all agriculture is now automatic and superficial.
That doesn’t mean you could never again get the fresh taste of homemade tomatoes and greens. If you have a garden, it’s time to enrich it with some vegetables.
Easy Steps to Create Your Own Vegetable Garden
You have probably dreamed of starting a vegetable garden and enjoying the benefits of your own produce, but feeling it would be too hard and complicated. It’s normal to feel discouraged, especially if you lack enough gardening experience.
There is a step-by-step routine for creating a vegetable garden from scratch that should lead even a beginner to his dream goal, so here is what you need to know.
Spot it out
Firstly you can’t have a successful garden without the right location that provides large amount of sunlight. Even better if it’s near a water source for your hose, otherwise things will get a little bit more complicated.
For beginners a good tip is to start with a small area and just a few types of vegetables, until you start mastering the processes.
Create Your Garden Mix
With plants you have to pick ones that thrive in conditions that your environment provides, otherwise the harvest could turn out a bit disappointing.
Pay attention to descriptions on seed packages and try to educate yourself as much as possible about the characteristics and preferences of each vegetable.
The Right Soil
The soil is the medium in which seeds grow and get important elements for their nourishment. Vegetables need nutrient rich soils that are well drained, so that they let enough moisture to the roots.
Moreover if it rains or you over-water your plants the well-drained soil won’t hold the water and drown the seeds. Use a lot of organic materials and compost to fertilize the soil for a rich harvest.
You can purchase specially prepared soil with the right acidity for vegetables, or bring a sample of your soil to garden stores to test it.
Each type of vegetable has its own preferences when it comes planting time. The conditions that come with the alternating cycles of the seasons determine whether the seeds will grow well or not.
You can check the required conditions for each plant on their packages, or generally do some research on the appropriate planting periods.
When you’ve created a planting calendar for your collection is time to plant the seeds and wait for results. There are some steps you need to follow while planting for a successful harvest.
Follow the instructions on the package for the right depth for the seed and the minimal spacing required between seeds. If you don’t give your plants room to grow and develop, they will start robbing each other of nutrients which would lead to poor results.
What About Watering
It’s best to keep the soil moist during the whole growing season. Spray it regularly with water, using a special nozzle over your hose that spreads the water evenly and imitates natural rainfall.