With the costs of living increasing all the time, it may be possible to save money and boost your family’s health at the same time by growing vegetables in your backyard. Here are some vegetable gardening tips which will help you in your endeavor.
It’s a good idea to choose your favorite vegetables to grow and plan your vegetable beds for early, middle of the season and the late bloomer varieties.
Most vegetables require at least 6 hours of sunlight per day, some need 8. Some quick growers like lettuce and radishes can be grown between the rows of plants that take longer to mature, like beets and corn, therefore, making full use of the area that’s available.
Throughout dry periods or droughts, vegetable gardens need extra care and watering. Most vegetables benefit from an inch or more of water per week, especially when they are fruiting.
During the growing season watch for insects. If you discover a bug problem early it will be much easier to get a handle on the situation, just be careful not to use pesticides once the vegetables are close to being harvested unless it becomes an absolute necessity. Organic gardening is one healthy and environmental-friendly option. Once you have harvested your crop, put the vegetable waste into your compost pile so that it can be recycled for next springs planting.
It is important to protect your vegetable garden from wild animals looking for a tasty treat. Make sure you start building a vegetable garden fence that will keep out dogs, rabbits, and other animals. The harm done by wandering animals during one season can equal the cost of a fence. A fence also can serve as a framing structure for peas, beans, tomatoes, and other crops that need support.
Protection is needed in order for your vegetable garden to yield a bountiful harvest. Hard work will pay off in the long run if necessary precautions have been made ahead of time. So create your backyard vegetable garden plans today!
This is but a small excerpt from my new ebook: Holistic Herbs ~ A Beginners Guide to Herbal Gardening. If you would like to learn more about Holistic Herbs, Landscape and Garden design, Click Here and grab your copy today!
Want to learn more about Vegetable Gardening? How about Growing Tomatoes?
2 Free Bonus Book Here!
Other Articles of Interest: