Everyone loves a full and rich vegetable garden. And so, it might be tempting to really pack your plants in tight and achieve a full and luscious look. However, while it might be visually appealing, the health of your vegetable plants can be hurt if not spaced properly. Plants need room to breathe and grow just like people, so knowing how much space your vegetable plants needs is important. Proper vegetable garden spacing is not only simple to do, but can make a huge difference in your yield!
Take a few moments to consider your vegetable garden spacing, as it really makes a huge difference!
Here are some tips to help you properly space your vegetable garden: [Read more...]
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Did you know that vegetables grown outside can also be grown inside? They sure can! An indoor vegetable garden can provide you a bounty of fresh veggies right at your fingers. But you do need to be careful as far as which plants you choose for your indoor garden. If this is your first attempt at an indoor vegetable garden, you may not know what all of your options are. Luckily, we have discovered five easy to grow plants that will thrive in your indoor vegetable gardens. [Read more...]
Vegetable gardens usually need about 1 inch of water (630 gallons per 1,000 square feet) per week in the form of rain or irrigation during the growing season. If you are planning on planting a vegetable garden, you will want to make sure your plants get the water they need. Will drip irrigation work? Do you need something simple or do you want more complex? You have a variety of choices when it comes to irrigation in your garden. So how do you know where to begin? Below, you will find some helpful tips that can help you decide how to best irrigate your garden. Vegetable garden irrigation needs not to be confusing or time consuming, so take a peek! [Read more...]
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If you think that living in an apartment should put a damper on your gardening plans, think again! If you are an apartment dweller, you can put a vegetable garden on a balcony or containers in your windows. This way, you can harvest fresh vegetables even in your own small space. The way to a thriving apartment garden is to understand your tiny environment, and pick plants that need less space. So if you are an apartment dweller wanting your own garden, keep reading to learn how! Vegetable gardens for apartment dwellers are quite obtainable! [Read more...]
When planning your first vegetable garden, or even your second or third, you might want to know the tips and tricks to help your garden perform its very best. Gardeners in all stages can benefit from tidbits of advice to help their garden grow. Below, you will find an assortment of helpful vegetable garden tips to help you make the most of the growing season. Whether you’re planting in pots or a large plot, here are a few tips to get your thumb a little greener!
Top Ten Vegetable Garden Tips
1. Check the drainage.
You don’t want your plants to drown so use this simple trick. Drench the soil with water and wait 24 hours. Then take a handful and give it a squeeze. If it is still saturated with water, you need to improve your soil drainage by adding compost.
2. Pull up the weeds.
Weeds are bad! Pull daily for best results.
3. Check your soil.
Dry soil will kill your plants in a matter of days. Add some organic matter to help improve soil conditions.
4. Check acidity.
Acid needs to monitored. A simple test kit from your garden store can be your best friend.
5. Till your soil.
Till till till away! Turning the soil over often before starting will create a good growing environment.
6. Feed your soil.
Feed the soil and you feed your plants. Plants love nitrogen, so sprinkle a pint of soybean meal on soil for a boost.
7. Buy fresh seeds.
Many seeds do not store well, so you will want to start fresh every year.
8. Buy a watering can of at least 5 liters.
Water is important so buy a good watering can. .
9. Buy soil testing kit.
Testing kits are great for identifying the pH of your soil.
10. Pick excellent plants!
Some prime choices include:
- lettuces and other salad-worthy greens.
- Brussels sprouts
So what are you waiting for? Get planting that vegetable garden using these excellent tips! The garden of your dreams is at your fingertips!
Weed, weeds go away! One thing that can literally kill your beautifully laid vegetable garden plans is weeds. Slowly but surely they can suffocate all of your hard work, leaving you with lifeless plants. Weeds are unsightly, persistent, and down right annoying. But this planting season, don’t let them get the best of you or your plants. Instead, follow these simple tips to get some weed control in your vegetable garden and keep your vegetable garden weed free. [Read more...]