Vegetable gardening is planting a tiny seed, watching it grow, then harvesting and eating the vegetable - a wonderful feeling of accomplishment.
You will find the information in this website easy to follow and helpful.
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We all want to be healthier and for most this means more exercise and eating more vegetables. Growing your own vegetables will help to solve both of these issues. Digging, hoeing, weeding, and watering are all great activities and can be accomplished at any age or level of fitness. As for eating more vegetables, there is nothing better than biting into a fresh tomato picked from the vine or hearing the crunch as you bite into a carrot you just pulled out of the ground.
Do not be intimidated. I am here to help, this website will guide you with easy steps to choosing the best garden site, planting the veggies you love, and then keeping them healthy and growing until they are ready to be harvested -easy to follow steps for creating a great vegetable garden.
A vegetable garden can be small or large as you want or need it to be. If you do not have access to a backyard try growing in containers - there is always a way to grow something.
Be open to experimenting - try new things, do not be afraid
to make mistakes is some of the best advice. The temperature, the amount of sunlight and amount of
rainfall can all have a huge affect on how well your vegetable plants
grow; we often have very little control over the weather so every season
you may have new successes and new challenges. Embrace them all.
Have fun. Having a successful vegetable garden takes time, effort and commitment however the rewards and the feeling of accomplishment when you watch the seeds sprout and then turn into fabulous tasting food is one of the great pleasures in life. Start out small, grow what you love to eat, have fun, relax, and enjoy healthy food on your table.
For simple steps to planting a vegetable garden in raised beds check out my new ebook "Vegetable garden plans for raised beds" . I provide easy to follow diagrams and dates on when to plant your vegetables.
Benefits of raised bed vegetable gardening:
Disadvantages for raised bed vegetable gardening:
Making your raised bed:
When making a raised vegetable bed you can use a variety of materials to build it. A raised bed can be free standing in the sense of mounding your existing soil. This works well if you already have good soil and you just want it to warm up quicker in the spring. Built raised beds can be placed almost anywhere in your garden layout.
If you are going to have several beds make sure you leave enough room between them to bring in your wheelbarrow.
Filling your raised bed
You will need to fill your bed with rich light soil such as equal parts of peat moss, compost and topsoil. One way is to remove some of the top soil in your pathways to add to your new beds.
Start seeding your vegetables. Just one note, you will need to
replenish the soil
every year. Amending your soil by adding compost or aged manure is one
of the best ways to do this. Having fertile healthy soil will allow your veggie plants to mature and remain healthier.
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