You’ll never have to wonder where your favorite tomato came from
If you are new to gardening (outside of the world of houseplants), but you are excited by the idea of growing your vegetables, here are some of the basics that will help your gardening. It all seems somewhat overwhelming at first, but in no time, you’ll be making healthy meals with the veggies you picked out from your yard.
Space and sun are among the essential things your plants will need. Pick the sunniest spot in the yard for your future garden, no matter how big or small it may be. Every plant needs its space, air to breathe, so don’t plant the seeds too close. Placing lettuce directly next to carrots, for example, works because one is done way before the other reaches maturity. But, this is something you’ll pick up on the road. And yes, you will learn on your mistakes.
Just like you, your plants need water, so you need to come up with a proper system of watering. This is easy to achieve, but it’s a necessary step one must not overlook.
Take preventive measures against pests. Maybe you’ll need a fence because rabbits can destroy your hard work overnight. There are many pest control methods, but before you take any drastic measures, stick to an organic approach.
Crop rotation is your new favorite expression. Crop rotation is the method of growing a range of or different types of products in the same area in sequenced seasons. It is a necessary action so that the soil of farms is not used for only one set of nutrients.
Preparing the soil means loads of fertilizer and mulch. Vegetables need these nutrients, and to compost, save your kitchen scraps and other organic materials like lawn pieces and dry leaves in a box. Add a dash of soil to create a nutrient-filled blend to add to your garden.
From soil, watering, and sun, to picking the veggies and fighting with pests, it is not an easy job to grow your food. But, as stated, it’s something you’ll learn quickly, and once you start growing vegetables, you’ll be moving on to other plants.