Vegetable gardening tips for beginners

It is that time of the year where the sun is rolling high and the year is coming to an end. As we have to practice safe activities this December, why not start an activity in the comfort of your own home – a vegetable garden?

There is nothing quite like homegrown fresh veggies to improve your health and save you money on groceries. It is also a great outdoor activity, a natural stress reliever, and – bonus -vegetables from your own garden somehow taste even more delicious than those bought from the grocer. Live your way with our beginner vegetable gardening tips:

Location is key

Picking the optimal location to grow your vegetables is key. If you pick an average location, you will receive average grown vegetables. Some tips for a good site include” planting in a sunny spot: most vegetables need at least six hours of uninterrupted sunlight per day, and planting in a stable environment: avoid planting in places where there are strong winds which could potentially knock over your plants, nor do you want to plant in a location where there’s too much foot traffic or which can flood easily.

The Vegetables

The fun part when it comes to starting your own vegetable garden is choosing the vegetables you’ll be growing. Some suggested vegetables to grow include:

  • Tomatoes
  • Zucchini
  • Peppers
  • Cabbage
  • Lettuce
  • Carrots

These vegetables are common, productive plants that are relatively easy to grow. These vegetables are also a good source of vitamins and minerals and provide the body with the nutrients it needs for a healthy lifestyle.

Soil it up

Plant your vegetables in moist, well-drained soil. The best soil suitable for vegetables includes compost and organic material(leaves and shredded tree bark). This type of soil, when mixed together should be moist and, when squeezed, should break apart easily. This soil is filled with the nutrients that feed your vegetables and help it to grow.

Plot Size: Start Small

Start small and only grow what you know you will eat. Here are some tips for a good-size beginner vegetable garden:

  • Make your garden 3 metres by 3 metres and the rows should run on a north to south axis to take full advantage of the sun.

Make sure that you have paths that give you full access to your plants to maintain and harvest.

Water Wisely

Make sure to water your vegetable plants when the sun is at its weakest as the ground is at its coolest at that time. Different types of vegetables have different water needs – as do different “ages” of plants (seeds vs seedlings vs established plants). Do a bit of research to see what watering schedule is best for your garden.

While you are shopping online for the perfect soil, why not also seek an online insurance quote?  And while you are securing your vegetable garden’s growth, you can also secure your home with home insurance too! Live your way and follow these beginner vegetable gardening tips and you will have the perfect and delicious vegetables to indulge in this summer.

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