Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners

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Vegetable Gardening Tips For Beginners

It is always great to eat food that has been made from the produce grown in your own garden. The vegetables will be sweet, juicy and of course, fresh. In this article, we’ll give you a few tips to start your own vegetable garden.

The location.

A vital component of a fully functioning vegetable garden is the location. Make sure to find a place that receives plenty of direct sunlight (at least 6 hours) every day. The amount of the sun that an area gets will directly affect the amount, quality, and size of the vegetables that you get.

Another critical component that you need to look out for is the soil quality. Pick a location that has soil which is soft and loamy as the roots will need to easily penetrate the soil. Water shouldn’t be collected on the topsoil while at the same time, it shouldn’t drain too quickly.

Choose a plot that isn’t too big. Instead, choose a plot that is small so that you can concentrate better.

The right conditions to grow the best vegetables

To get a good yield, space the crops that you plant as evenly as you can. That is why you’ll need to choose what you want to grow according to the size of the plot. If you do not space the crops, the plants will compete for water, sunlight and other nutrition which will result in stunted growth.

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When you buy seeds, pick ones that are high in quality. Although this might be a little expensive, it’ll pay off during harvest. Make sure to plant them when the time is right. You can figure this out by asking the vendor, or it might be specified on the packet.

The vegetables that you can grow

There are plenty of vegetables that you can grow if you are a beginner. But before you plant, make sure that you can grow them in your area. The timing, as said before, is important as well. Here’s a list of vegetables that you can grow.

  • Zucchini
  • Peppers
  • Lettuce
  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Tomatoes
  • Bush Beans

Soil improvement

You’ll need to prepare the soil so as to bring it up to the quality that is required for planting. Your garden will face difficulties if the soil isn’t right. Start preparing by weeding the soil and clearing the area of rocks and sticks.

Smoothen the surface of the soil before fertilising the soil with the help of manure of compost. Doing so will increase the nutrients as well as texture, fertility and drainage.

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