Vegetable gardening is a rewarding experience. With the costs of living rising at an unpredictable level, it would be possible to save money, augment your income and directly benefit your family’s health by growing vegetables in your backyard.
When starting a vegetable garden, you should build it considering expandability where you could add more types of vegetables in later.
The reason behind is to avoid to be stuck with almost nowhere to put the new crops once all your current crops are out of season.
Choosing your favorite vegetables to grow and plan beds for early, middle of the season and late varieties is a good idea to start with.
Most vegetables require at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. Some quick growers like lettuce and radish can be grown between the rows of plants that take longer to mature, like beet or corn, thus making full use of the available area.
During the growing season watch for insect pests. If you discover a bug problem early it will be much easier, but be careful to not use pesticides once the vegetable are close to being picked unless it becomes an absolute necessity.
Throughout dry periods, vegetable gardens need extra watering. Most vegetables benefit from an inch or more of water each week, especially when they are fruiting.
If you want healthy and environment friendly option of vegetable gardening, go organic. Once you have reaped your crop, put the vegetable waste into your compost pile so that it can be recycled for the next season.
Organic gardening is the way of growing vegetables by tapping resources only found in nature.
One can easily make compost from garden and kitchen waste. Though this is a bit more time consuming than buying prepared chemical pesticides and fertilizers, it certainly helps to put garbage to good use and so saves the environment.
While gardening is usually thought of as a productive way to grow beautiful plants and vegetables, few gardeners have ever considered the immense amounts of exercise one can get in the process.
Considering about all the various facets of preparing a vegetable garden like holes to be dug, bags and pots to be carried, and weeds to be pulled. Doing all of these things help to workout almost every bit of the muscles in your body.
Even if your goal isn’t to workout and get exercise, it’s still a good idea to stretch out before going out into your garden.
Often gardeners spend long periods of time hunched over or bent over. This can be bad for your back. So not only should you stretch out before hand, but you should always take frequent breaks if you’re spending long amounts of time in these positions.
Protection is needed in order for your vegetable garden to yield a bountiful harvest. It is important to protect your vegetable garden from stray animals looking for a tasty treat.
The harm done by wandering animals during one season can equal the cost of a fence.
A fence also can serve as a frame for peas, beans, tomatoes, and other crops that need support.
Make sure your garden is surrounded by a fence that will keep out goats, dogs, rabbits, and other animals.