Creating a Beginner's Vegetable Garden

by Amy Gordon
(last updated December 5, 2016)

Vegetable gardens can be a great blessing for so many reasons. Not only do they provide you with great tasting, fresh vegetables right from you back yard, they also give you a fun, productive activity that can even save you a little bit of money on your grocery bill. If you want to start your own vegetable garden, but have never done so before, just read on and remember that it is not too hard to get started.

A great vegetable garden starts off by planning what you are going to do and where you are going to do it. Start by picking out a good spot for the vegetable garden to grow. You should make sure that where you choose to grow your garden gets plenty of sun at least most of the day, so be sure to keep it away from buildings, trees, and fences. Also remember that almost every type of vegetable needs to be grown in a fairly well drained area. The next thing you will want to do it choose what kind of vegetables that you want to grow in your garden. Some vegetables are really easy to grow, but it varies a little from location to location. Good general items to try include carrots, onions, tomatoes, and peas. Other guides on this site should help you with the specifics of these plants.

Once you have planned out all of those logistics, and right around the time that you buy your seeds, you should turn over the soil in the area where you are going to grow. Make sure that you remove anything that might hurt your garden, such as too many weeds and growth, or anything else that might be in the soil. It is really best if you can have good soil for your vegetables, but if you do not naturally have good soil, you can help your veggies grow with a little fertilizer.

All plants need a certain amount of care if you want them to grow correctly, and depending on the type of vegetables you grow, your garden might need a fair amount of tending to. Once everything is planted, you will still need to keep a constant eye out for weeds, bugs, and other things that might hurt your plants. You should water most of the vegetables fairly regularly, being sure to water at the base rather than on the leaves, since watering the leaves can lead to disease in many plants.

With just a little time and effort, you should have a great looking vegetable garden that you can use as a great snack or part of a meal. You will also be able to look back with accomplishment at the great work you did as you worked on your first vegetable garden.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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