July Fun Tip – Starting a Garden
Starting a garden
Starting a garden is a wise thought as there are many good reasons to start a vegetable garden. First, you will start eating more vegetables because you have quick access to them. You can grow anything you would love to eat, you can teach your kids about the vegetation and where food comes from, and you will have access to fresh vegetables. Configuring your garden is not hard. Most plants require direct sunlight, so choose a site which gets a lot of sunlight. Don’t worry, you can also have a vegetable garden in pots or containers if you don’t have any yard. You can grow peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, and many other plants in containers.
Size of Your Garden
After choosing the site, you need to mark out the size of your vegetable garden. Start with small as you are new to this thing. Gardens require a lot of caring which includes pest control, watering, and of course weeding. If you are a beginner, then 10X10 feet, garden are big enough for you.
It may help you to decide the size of your vegetable garden if you think about the distinctive things you might want to plant. A decent starter vegetable garden may incorporate lettuce, carrots, cucumbers, squash, peppers, tomatoes, and spinach. They can be grown with minimum effort. Consider vegetable that you and your family love eating. Consulting a local farmer or the corporate extensive service is also a wise thing to do if you are concerned about what to grow in your specific area.
You can buy seeds or seedling; however, seedling are more preferred for beginners as this skips the germination stage of the plant. Buy established plants from your local nursery or garden supply store, as they will provide you with healthy and strong plants.
Planting Your Vegetable Garden
When you have cleared the site, apply compost and fertilizer. Don’t choose fertilizers with harsh chemicals, a decent slow release fertilizer would be great for your plants. The compost is necessary to improve the drainage system, as it allows roots to nourish. Mix compost and fertilizer with the soil using a rake or a tiller. Don’t forget to water properly so that the fertilizer will start dissolving. Now start planting vegetables and follow the instructions listed on the label of the plant; following the spacing and planting direction is very much important.
After this, you need to water the plant properly and monitor your garden regularly. If there is no or little dampness, you need to add more water.