Produce picked from your own vegetable garden are more delicious than the vegetables you buy in the market. There is a sense of satisfaction upon knowing you yourself have grown the vegetables you’re eating. Growing your own crops will need a bigger and wider backyard space. But, there are other ways that you can plant your plant like on your window boxes. Now, you can enjoy your meal with your own grown crops.
For gardeners that are planning to make their own garden, they should plan it in advance. Planning can usually affect the productivity of your garden vegetables. Planting your crops in along and orderly row is a traditional way of planting your crops. This method of gardening can ruin your soil structure if you walk between those rows. So, most gardeners today plant their crops using the bed method. This method concentrates on putting the compost in an area where the crops are planted.
Beds are usually raised to about 8 to 12 inches to improve the drainage system and the soil will stay warmer in colder weather. Another method is the potager. This process mixes flowers and herbs and vegetables in an ornamental fashion. Thus the garden is both functional and ascetically pleasing.
location should be considered when planning for a garden. Plants need a lot of sunlight and needs open area to grow well. And vegetables need 8 long hours of sunlight each day to grow well. To economize your garden, you should grow your crops next to each other that mature at different time. So that your garden crops can have all the sunlight and space they want when needed.
Choosing the best available location requires good soil. You might have no other soil type available for you but you can test it if its in good condition for planting. Try squeezing a handful of soil for moisture content. If the soil forms a clump then it is too wet to work. This kind of soil might form into hard, cemented like clumps. This can cause a lot of problems in the future. To improve the quality of your soil at the same time improve your yield, use correct tillage and good organic and soil amendments.
Gardeners should also plant their crop on ground level so it is convenient and easy to irrigate. If you don’t have any other options to plant your crop then maybe you should plant it on a slope ground. If you have a sloping ground, make sure to keep the soil from washing away during irrigation. Try putting some rows across the slopes. For tomato, squash, cucumber and pole beans that occupy a lot of space, plant them on vertical manner. You can use trellises, stakes, cages or other supports to minimize your work area.
Finally, make sure to plant enough crops for your family. When planting vegetables you should consider factors like disease resistance, maturity date, compactness of plant, and also the size, the shape, and the color of the vegetables. Also, gardening is a way to ease stress. So try to enjoy it.