Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden

Article by Tom Selwick

When the sun starts to peek out through the winter clouds, a lot of people get excited for spring to start. Spring time is a great time to witness the rebirth of the plants and the birth of the animals.

Witnessing the start of life can be very exciting. Springtime also brings a wave of gardening for many.

If you have never gardened before, but you are looking to start a garden or if your gardens have not been very successful in the past there are some tips that may help you. Following these tips may give your garden the extra boost that it needs.

Vegetable gardens seem to be the most popular type of gardens to start in the spring time. If you are going to start a vegetable garden you, more than likely, want to eat the produce that comes from your garden.

When you are choosing your vegetables make sure that they are not only vegetables that will work well in your area, but also vegetables that you will enjoy eating. You do not want to grow things you will not eat.

If you are excited about your harvest you may also make sure to take the extra care if you know that you will eventually be eating the vegetables. Take your time to plant the vegetables that you know you will be excited about.

After you have found the plants you want to plant and you have planted them you have to make sure that they are going to have enough sun. Many vegetables need at least six hours of sunshine every day.

This means that the sun needs to be shining directly on them for the full six hours. Even though the sun may be out for six hours you have to be aware of any shade that your plants may end up being in.

There are a lot of other plants that can go with only three to four hours of sun every day, but the majority of vegetables need at least six. Fruiting vegetables are the vegetables that are going to need at least six hours of sun every day.

Remember that as the seasons change the amount of sun that your garden will be getting will change. You should plan for any shade and for the changing of seasons before you decide where you want your garden plot to be.

The soil that you use will also be vitally important for the welfare of your garden. You have to make sure that the plants in your garden are getting all of the nutrients and vitamins that they need to be healthy.

If you are going to be starting your garden in the spring time you should make sure that the soil has completely dried from the winter months. This may take some time, but it will be very bad for your plants if you do not take the time to wait.The drainage of your plot is also very important. Your vegetables may drown if you water them every day and there is nowhere for the water to go.

If you know that there is a chance of any critters getting into your garden, you should protect it with a gate or a fence all the way around the garden. This will prevent the majority of animals from getting into your garden.

If you have house pets you should train them to stay out of the garden. If you ever catch them in the garden chastise them and continue this process until they learn to stay far away.

Positioning your garden somewhere where you will be encouraged to visit it often is also important. The easiest way to do this is to plant it near a frequented pathway in your yard.

If you have never planted a garden before you should also remember to keep it small. You do not want to be so overwhelmed with a garden that it just becomes neglected.

While you are planning out your garden you should try to be as space efficient as you possibly can. Do not forget to use containers, fences, trellises and even hanging baskets to save space in your garden.

Finally, when you are picking out your plants it is very beneficial for you to find the plants that are labeled “disease-resistant”. This way you will be able to avoid many of the common disease related problems that may come with that type of plant.

About the Author

Tom Selwick has worked every level of lawn care and landscaping imaginable–from a weeder to a pest control man–he has done it all. He has worked the past 8 years as a lawn care Georgia technician.

Contact Info:Tom SelwickTomSelwick09@gmail.com

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