Vegetable Garden Planting

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated March 5, 2013)

Vegetable gardens are becoming more and more popular as the days go by. Whether it is due to a desire to live a healthier lifestyle, or because of the economy, it is practically impossible to find a neighborhood in this country that doesn't have a garden. However, just because it is popular doesn't mean that the secrets of vegetable garden planting are going to pop up out of the earth and make themselves known. Instead, you will need to read those secrets are presented here, though they are in the form of guidelines.

  • Learn your area. The importance of learning the area that you live in cannot be overstated. Learn about the weather patterns, the make up of the soil, the average temperatures, the cycles, and so on. All of this information can help you when planting your vegetable garden. For example if you live in an area of the country that is exceptionally arid, you may have a bit of difficulty in growing water heavy plants.
  • Choose your plants. Before you go out and purchase a bunch of plants that sound appetizing, make sure that you do your research. Just as you researched your area, you will need to research the plants that you may want to have in your garden. Compare the two sets of research, and determine which plants will work best within your area, and with the growing conditions that are common around your home. It is always a good idea to choose the plants that will thrive in your region, preferably with as little effort on your part as possible.
  • Create a design. Begin drawing up a plan for your garden. Remember to consider elements such as size, proportion, scale, and balance when creating this design. In addition, when you are drawing up the plans, try to make it as detailed as possible, ad to scale when you can. This will allow you to get a more accurate idea of what you have to work with. When creating your design, remember your plant research. Not all pests like all plants, so if you mix things up a bit the plants can offer a bit of protection to one another. It may make things look a tad cluttered, but it does work.
  • Choose the right time. Choose the right time to begin your vegetable garden planting. In large part this will depend on the type of plant you are interested in growing, and when it should best be planted. In addition, you really want to think about how hot things can get during the day. It is usually better to do your work in the morning, and early evening, when the temperatures aren't so strong. This will not only be better for you, but be less traumatic on the plants as well.

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Lee Wyatt

Contributor of numerous Tips.Net articles, Lee Wyatt is quickly becoming a regular "Jack of all trades." He is currently an independent contractor specializing in writing and editing. Contact him today for all of your writing and editing needs! Click here to contact. ...


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