by chuck b.
Vegetable gardens are good places to get our nutritional foods especially if they are done with organic gardening. Although growing vegetables in your garden isn’t the type of plants we usually see in a typical garden, they can be as beautiful and luscious as any type of plant.
There are lots of things that you should know though when starting your own vegetable garden as these are essential if you are planning on having a healthy and beautiful one.
The first thing that you should know when making your vegetable garden is to know all the kinds of vegetables that you want to grow in order for you to have an idea on where to plant them best and to make a time table on when to plant them as most farmers and gardeners know that vegetables are annually planted.
Now that you have ideas on what to plant, you can now begin with the designing of your vegetable garden. You wouldn’t want your garden to look ordinary, would you? That’s why proper placement of grown vegetables as well as the things you need such as your compost pile should be in their presentable position. You should also consider in your garden design all the necessary things to be accessible at all times such as your garden hose. When designing your own vegetable garden, it doesn’t have to be impressive but should be unique and presentable.
Check if the sun is shining well in your vegetable garden as they thrive best in sunny places. Avoid setting up your vegetable garden somewhere in shaded areas as your vegetables will not grow properly and as healthy as you would want them to. Although there are some types of vegetables that prefer cool environments, they will also need the warmth of the sun in order to grow properly.
Check out the nutrient level of your soil and see if it’s fit for planting as a malnourished soil will not yield beautiful and healthy vegetables for you. Based on your soil test you will know if there should be any necessary amendment that needs to be done with the soil in your garden.
Make sure that your garden is somewhere that can be easily accessed with water as vegetables like any other plants need water in order to survive. That’s why it is important that you design your vegetable garden somewhere where water can be easily accessed. In case you don’t have a water hose (which you should have), you can always use water pails to get water although this can be a daunting task to do.
Don’t forget the tools that you’ll need for your vegetable garden as these will make your gardening a lot easier than without them. The tools you will be using will depend on your preference as most gardeners vary with the tools they use. However, the spade is probably the most commonly used tool aside from the fork, trowel and perhaps the tiller.
Now that you have what you need you can now begin planting vegetables in your garden. Remember to follow all these steps so that you’ll have healthy vegetables in your garden.