You can add inexpensive and healthy foods grown in your garden to your diet, and also try to make money selling your own products. Our tips will help you set up your own vegetable garden, grow, harvest and eat delicious fruits and vegetables grown by your own hands:
- Study the conditions: Before you start creating your own vegetable garden, you need to know the type of soil on which you will work; what plants are best for the climatic conditions in your area; what you need for food and much more.
- Start small: There is no need to burden yourself with the maintenance of a huge vegetable garden. A surprisingly large crop can be harvested from a garden with an area of about one square meter.
- Choose a suitable location: When choosing a location for your vegetable garden, consider the following. Make sure the location you choose is near an uncontaminated water source. Choose a well-lit area with good drainage or ditches, so that excess rainwater does not flood your garden; remember to leave enough space for paths to avoid trampling crops.
- Get the necessary inventory: To start building a vegetable garden, you will need at least: a flat shovel for digging up soft soil; a pointed shovel for working with dense soil, as well as a shovel for loading and unloading earth; a pitchfork to turn the soil, a hoe to loosen it, and a watering can.
- Prepare the soil: A fertile vegetable garden is based on a rich, well-drained, loose, well-cultivated soil. Add organic matter - ready-made compost, humus or farm animal manure. Start with well-known vegetables: Some vegetables are easier to grow than others: chard, lettuce, carrots, zucchini, bokchoy, cucumbers, courgettes, cabbage, and beans.
- Mix plantings: If the same type of plants is planted in the garden, this is a signal to the pests - "there is." Pick a few plants and remember to rotate to avoid carrying nutrients out of the soil.
- Keep an eye on your crops: Remember that your vegetable garden needs weeding as the weeds take water and nutrients from your plants. Water the garden, but try not to water too infrequently or too often. Watch out for plant pests and diseases. Harvest as it ripens.