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How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

. 3 min read

There are so many different ways to create your very own vegetable garden. This article provides tips on how to plant, layout, and maintain it. Read on to discover some tips and tricks!

Gardening is one of those things that may seem scary, but it’s actually thoroughly rewarding once you can get into it and we are here to help you do so. Whether you’re experienced or not, we’ve got some advice for you.

Location Is Everything

It is essential to find a good spot for your vegetable garden. If you have a subpar location, this can result in mediocre vegetables. Here are some great tips for choosing the best place:

  • Make sure the area is sunny. Vegetables need a lot of direct sunlight every day. The more solar radiation they receive, the larger and the tastier the harvest will be!
  • Soil is very important as the roots of plants need to be enriched. Try and get a patch with soil that can be properly drained and supply your soil with compost.
  • Your environment should be calm, so don’t plant anything in places that are prone to flooding or natural disasters;also, mind that strong wind can knock over young plants and keep an eye on insects!

Choosing the Right Size of Plant Pot

One should always be proud of their garden; however, it is better to boast a tiny garden than to become frustrated by a large one. Gardening novices often make the mistake of planting way too much into a short timeframe. If you want to have cucumbers that take up unnecessary space on your bathroom floor, plant everything with care. Start off small and only create what you can eat.

We would recommend a beginner garden of around 15×10 feet with a vegetable garden fence. Try to opt for a garden with 10 rows max. They should run from north to south to take advantage of the sun as best as possible. Some vegetables yield a lot more than others, including beetroots, beans, kohlrabi, radish, cabbage, spinach, turnips, and carrots.

Tips on Maximizing Vegetable Growth

There are many different things that you can do to help your vegetables grow best. After you’ve done the hard work of creating a garden in the right location, there are a number of things that you can do:

  • Think about the vegetable garden layout very carefully. Properly space out your crops; for instance, corn needs much more space than other crops. Plants that are too close to each other will have to compete for water, sunlight, and nutrients. They will also be more susceptible to get damaged because of disease and may fail to mature. Pay attention to the spacing of plants in your garden.
  • Find the highest quality seeds. It is best to invest in those that have a higher chance of germinating; otherwise, you will be wasting your time. A few extra dollars spent on each packet will seriously pay off.
  • Watering properly is paramount for vegetable growth. However, you will not want to overwater your plants either. Check how much each crop needs before you plant anything.
  • You need to know when to plant and harvest. It is important to do this in time rather than too early or too late. Every vegetable has its own time to be planted and harvested, so do some research before you start.

    Photo by Markus Spiske / Unsplash

Consider These Plants for Your Perfect Garden

Some vegetables are a lot more common than others. When you’re coming up with vegetable garden ideas, we think that it is wise to go for some of the more productive plants which are easier to grow. It is best to contact farmers in your neighborhood to see what grows best. However, some vegetables are generally more successful in a vegetable garden. Among them are:

  • Zucchini
  • Cabbage
  • Tomato
  • Pepper
  • Lettuce
  • Swiss chard
  • Carrots
  • Green beans
  • Radish

We think that if you grow any of these, you’re onto a winning start!

Good Luck With Your Vegetable Garden

We admit that vegetable garden design might feel daunting at first, not to mention all those pesky questions you ask yourself, such as, “What is best fertilizer for the lawn organic or regular?”. Once you get into the swing of things, it becomes a lot easier to implement your ideas. We hope that the tips you’ve read can really inspire you to create a stunning, raised vegetable garden of your own. All the best!

Do you have any tips on how to start a vegetable garden? Tell us in the comments section below!



Mark

Part of the expertEasy team in Melbourne. Mark is a keen gardener, a DIY addict and a father of two beautiful girls. He is originally from Perth and is a true Eagles fan.

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