There’s some who eat to live. And then there’s others like me who live to eat. Well, whether you fall in to the category or not, I’m pretty sure you’d love to have a salad with fresh tomatoes or spinach leaves you plucked from your own garden. The feeling that you’re eating food that’s not injected with pesticides that can slowly kill you alone is probably enough for you to consider starting a vegetable garden. It’s not easy maintaining one, true enough. But nothing worth having comes easy right? In fact, the benefits you could gain from having your own vegetable orchard is probably countless and unfathomable, from gaining nutritional benefits to mental fitness, and that’s why no matter how hard it is you could always try nurturing one. A few key tips to help you grow a vegetable garden successfully are listed below.
As much as you’d like to grow potatoes and green peas indoors, so you don’t have to walk ten steps whilst cooking, you still cannot grow vegetables where there’s no proper sunlight. It’s vitally important that your plants get ample amount of sunlight, preferably eight to ten hours a day. If you’ve planted them near a gigantic tree or dry shrubs and bushes, you need to change their location immediately to an area away from tree or shrub roots. You need to go that extra mile if the sun doesn’t shine so well around your house. You’re lucky if you can grow them near your kitchen door. If you’re hiring a landscaper Randwick to design your garden, make sure to choose a spot that’s most convenient and pay attention to the sun and the surroundings.
You probably know the key things that any plant needs to grow since the elementary. Sunlight, water and soil. But when it comes to growing veg, you need to be extra cautious about the soil, since only if it has good tilt, loose and crumbly and rich with organic matter, you can ensure your vegetables grow well. You can get a soil test kit along with your garden maintenance Surrey Hills tools you buy from the local garden centre. This will help you make sure you get your plants off with a good start. A few other things you could do to improve your soil is simply add dried onion or banana peels and chopped up leaves. You can also add compost or compost manure and work it on the top few inches before planting.
The thing with vegetables is that you can’t expect lettuce and spinach to grow in the warm season and tomatoes and eggplants to grow during the winter. There are certain plants which have to be planted during early spring when the soil is just getting warm. These include lettuce, spinach, collard greens, mustard greens, Swiss chard, cabbage, Brussels and a few others. And then there’s others that grow in the warmth when spring ends, and are therefore warm season vegetables. Some of them are radishes, beans, carrots, turnips, corn, cucumber, melon, okra, squash and some others. The cool season veggies don’t grow well in the summer, so once they’re grown and harvested, you can replace them with warm season plants.