Best Planting Practices: DIY Home Vegetable Garden Plan!

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Every great gardener know you have to have a plan! Preparing and planting the perfect and most productive garden takes a well thought out plan. By doing so, you will make sure you are making the most of your time as well as your budget! Making a home vegetable garden plan does not need to be time or budget consuming. In fact, you can develop one quite easily. Here is how!

First, you will want to decide what kind of space you will be working with. Do you want a traditional in-ground backyard garden? A small home vegetable garden can be grown in a container or over a balcony? Perhaps you want a raised bed vegetable garden? Once you know the answers to these questions you can start laying out your plan.

A simple notebook or scratch pad is all you need to record the information you collect or ideas you want to jot down. You don’t need anything fancy or expensive.

Ready? Let’s go! [Read more...]

Green Thumb Not Required: 7 Super Vegetable Garden Growing Tips

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There are so many tips out there when it comes to growing your own vegetable garden. You may have heard all sorts of tips and tricks and wonder what is true and what really works. Really, vegetable gardening is quite simple and does not need to be complex. By following a handful of tried and true vegetable gardening tips, you too can yield a wide variety of vegetables during the growing season! Toss away all of those tips and tricks you have been trying to memorize and instead give these 7 super vegetable garden growing tips a try.

Follow these tips to reap a bounty of fresh vegetables this gardening season! They are easy to follow, inexpensive, and don’t require any fancy skills or equipment. Here is how to get started! [Read more...]

Be Inspired: Vegetable Garden Photos to Wow and Inspire You!

If you are looking to amp up your vegetable garden this year, you need some visual inspiration! Luckily there are so many talented gardeners out there who are willing to share pictures of their creations. These pictures can help you decide what look you want for your own vegetable garden. They can wow you, inspire you, and just get you excited about planting your vegetable garden all together!

Take a look at some of these amazing vegetable garden photos. If you are a newbie like me, they will both wow and inspire you to get out into the dirt and start digging!

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Simple Tips for Caring for Your Vegetable Garden Beds

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No matter what size your vegetable garden is, a few simple tips are all you need to remember when giving it day to day care. Once the hard part of planning and planting is over, day to day care and maintenance can be quite easy as well as enjoyable if you develop a simple system so no task is overlooked. The needs of your vegetable garden will vary, but these simple tips for caring for your vegetable garden beds can keep them not only performing well but looking well too! [Read more...]

Pair Those Plants: The Key to Successful Companion Planting

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If you have began your vegetable gardening journey, you may have heard the words companion planting. So what exactly is companion planting you ask? Companion planting is planting different garden plant varieties near each other, so that the plants benefit one another. Plant choices are vital to successful companion planting. When done correctly, companion planting can really make your vegetable garden flourish. [Read more...]

Picture Perfect: The Pretty Picture of a Vegetable Garden!


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Sometimes a little inspiration is all you need to get going in the garden. A vegetable garden can add so much charm to your home and landscape, and finding pictures of vegetable gardens can help inspire you to get started right away! Take a look at this assortment of beautiful, inspiring, and above all gorgeous vegetable garden pictures. See what tickles your fancy and what might work in your own yard!

Well manicured row garden with added herbs and small veggies:

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Miniature fairy garden: Add cherry tomatoes and herbs

 

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Small container garden:

Source: fiskars.com via Becky on Pinterest

 

 

Large vegetable container garden:

 

 

Medium sized container vegetable garden:

 

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Unique container vegetable and herb garden:

Source: hgtv.com via Teresa on Pinterest

 

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Simple vegetable container garden:

 

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Vegetable gardens can come in all sizes, colors, shapes, and styles! Hopefully these pretty vegetable garden pictures will inspire you to give one a try. Put your own creative spin on it or create one of these looks here. Good luck!

Fabulous Fences: DIY Vegetable Garden Fence

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They say good fences make good neighbors, but good fences also make good vegetable gardens! Fencing for your vegetable garden not only adds visual interest, but is a way to protect your garden from pests, critters, and other harmful elements. Depending on your garden, a simple wire fencing might work. Finding the right vegetable garden fence can really make a difference to the success of your garden. [Read more...]

Gardening 101: How to Prepare a Vegetable Garden

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We are just about ready to transplant our little seedlings into our garden.  I thought I would share how to prepare a garden if you happen to be a newbie.  This is our second year planting a vegetable garden, I still have so much to learn but feel light years ahead of where we were last year this time.

Preparing your vegetable garden will take some time and energy, but will make planting day so much easier and the harvest more successful! If you are preparing to plant yours, you may have some questions. How do you know if you are doing it right? Luckily, below you will find tips on how to prepare a vegetable garden! [Read more...]