Starting a veggie garden at home can be easy and fun. Creating an organic vegetable garden at home can have some health benefits too. There is nothing like tasting freshly home grown tomatoes.
Here are 5 ways to grow your own vegetable garden:
1. Choose the right location
Location is of utmost importance when choosing the spot for your garden. Your growing vegetables will need a warm spot with lots of sunlight. Sunlight helps maximise the plant’s growth. Another important factor to consider when starting a veggie garden is planting against a wall, this does not only radiate the heat from plants, but it also helps in sheltering the growing veggies from strong winds.
2. Prepare the soil
Choose organic compost as this helps in making the plants healthy and luscious. Whether you prefer planting on the ground or using containers, mixing the right compost, organic fertiliser and manure can help your veggie garden remain healthy.
3. Choose the right vegetables to plant
Climate and seasons should be of note when thinking about the right plants to grow. When choosing what vegetable to plant, consider easy-to-grow plants, if you are a beginner. Easy-to-grow crops are more manageable. Start with crops your family likes to eat to entice your taste buds with freshly grown crops.
4. Water, water, water and more water
Planting vegetables requires you to use plenty of water once every week. It’s okay to let the crops soak in water as this encourages the roots to reach deeper into the ground. Depending on the climate or season, keep an eye out veggies are prone to drought when they start fruiting. In hotter climates, you will need more water to help reduce the chances of drought.
5. Carefully remove weeds
Weeds are one of the biggest problems for any crop. If weeds do appear in your garden, it is beneficial to grab them low on their stems and remove them, making sure to extract the entire root.
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