Getting The Ball Rolling: 5 Tips for Starting a Vegetable Garden



It is not too late to get going on your vegetable garden. But what if you don’t know where to start? Being intimidated by the process may be one of the reasons that you have not started. But fear not. You are really only five steps away from starting the perfect vegetable garden. Even if you are a newbie, the thought of starting your garden should be fun, not make you fearful. Below, you will find 5 tips for starting a vegetable garden. In fact, it is not too late to give these tips a try this weekend. Take a look!

5 Tips for Starting a Vegetable Garden:

1. List your plant choices.
Decide what your family will consume and make a list of those plants. You don’t want to plant anything you won’t eat, so take some time to make sure you are only growing plants that will be purposeful to you. Once you have your list, start shopping.

2. Start shopping.
Head to your local nursery or garden center. Buy starter plants of the vegetables you wish to grow. Look for plants free from yellowing or damage. You may also wish to purchase some additional topsoil, fertilizer, and and other gardening tools at this time that you do not have on hand.

3. Plan your layout.
Before you dig your first hole, think about the layout of your space. Make note of planting directions, spacing, etc. Don’t cram your plants, be mindful of the space they need. Pencil in a draft on paper if you need to.

4. Start planting!
Once you have a plan in place, implement it! Dig out your space and start putting your plants in the ground!

5. Begin maintenance.
Now that your garden has been established, you will want to keep it healthy. Water and fertilize as needed. Weed daily. Watch for pests. All of that good stuff that keeps gardens growing is vital. A little care each day goes a long way.

See how easy it is to get the ball rolling on a great vegetable garden? These five basic steps can get you started in no time and take away any intimidation you might be feeling. So make note of these tips and dive in. The perfect garden is waiting.

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