According to the Department of Health, people should eat vegetables among other things in order to have a healthy diet. Growing them is one way of making sure they aren’t contaminated with pesticides and here are a few vegetable gardening tips to help you get started.
First, choose the ideal vegetables that can be grown in your backyard. Some of the common ones that can survive almost any weather condition are cabbage, potatoes and tomatoes. There are others aside from the three mentioned so do your homework.
Next, buy everything you need. You will need a spade and rake to cultivate the land. The seeds can be purchased from the gardening store. While you are there, you should also buy some pieces of wood or green plastic fences to protect your crops from birds and other pests.
Once you have all the materials, it is time to find the right spot to do your vegetable gardening. This should be exposed to the sun at least 6 hours daily and be placed a few feet away from the trees because the roots may steal the nutrition from your crops.
People who don’t know any better usually step on the crops they are planting. You can prevent this from happening by making a path in between each area.
Most people choose about 4 types of vegetables to plant in the garden. You don’t just dig a hole and throw the seeds in but instead check the condition of the soil and to be sure, mix some compost and fertilizer while feeding it daily with water.
The proper way of sowing the seeds is in rows and from a north to south direction, which means that choosing right location isn’t the only thing that gives it maximum exposure to the sun.
The last tip for people who want to do some vegetable gardening is rotating the crops several times a year. This prevents the crops from sucking away all the nutrition in the soil making it useless for those that want to replant again in the future.
Chances are, the vegetables that you will be harvesting will not be as big as those at the supermarket. After all, you aren’t a farmer that does this for a living but you should take comfort in knowing that your hard work and efforts paid off because you are eating something healthy made by your own hands which is what vegetable gardening is all about.