It will be very good to save money by growing your own saving vegetable garden at home. Planting a vegetable garden also helps you to make sure that the food will be very fresh and safe for your children to eat, plus it is great to spend your free time with your own kids on growing and caring the vegetable garden.
Growing your own garden full of vegetables is not that hard, it is actually much easier and simpler than you thought. All you need is just to follow some basic principles. They can help you to plant a garden properly instead of spending a lot of time on useless things. If you know how to plan it correctly, it will not take you a long time to see a beautiful garden with a variety of vegetables and fruits of your own labor. The followings are some main steps leading you to a beautiful vegetables garden you are dreaming about.
Decide What to grow in your vegetable garden
At first, when deciding which plant to grow in your own garden, just start small with a few types of vegetable seeds. However, in fact, many beginners are too excited about planting in the early season so consequently they plant much more than they really need. It always leads to bad results, they cannot handle with all of the plants at the same time because of the lack of experience, which is the reason why so many people fail to grow vegetables right at the beginning of a season.
Therefore, you should take a look at how much food your family will need before thinking about planning vegetables in your garden. Remember that some types of plants such as peppers, tomatoes and onions have the ability to provide throughout the whole season so you do not have to be afraid of not having enough food for your family and there is no need to grow too many plants to meet your family’s needs.
There are several vegetable seeds you may need to grow your own garden.
- Spring onions and Radishes
- Salad leaves
Determine how much space is enough to grow vegetable.
After deciding what you need to grow, the next thing you have to do is to figure out how to plan them with the proper amount of space.
Keep in mind that you do not always need a large space to start with. In fact, When you grow a small vegetable garden in a container, you do not even need to grow it in a yard. It may be good ideas to grow a small garden in a balcony or a deck which can totally provide you enough space for vegetables to grow properly.
Maintain and take care of your vegetable garden
It is obvious that vegetables and many other plants need a frequent moisture supply, but do not apply too much water because they can stand in water and die quickly. remember that an inch of water for a week is enough for your vegetables if there is no rain. Keep in mind that you should apply water when the top inch of the soil gets dry.
One of the enemies of your garden is grassed and weeds because they always compete with your plants for minerals, water, and essential nutrients, that is the reason why you should care about them in order to keep those unwanted weeds to a minimum. There are so many ways to eliminate those weeds. You can use your bare hands or even apply weed killer to kill all of the weeds in the easiest way.
In addition, applying fertilizer to your plants is essential to maximize the productivity. However, you should follow exactly the instructions on the fertilizer labels. Keep in mind that too much fertilizer can cause a bad effect on your own garden (reducing the productivity or even killing your vegetable plants) so do not apply more than your vegetables need.
Prevent harmful insects and diseases
It is the fact that insects are one of the biggest problems for any gardener. These problems require some certain solutions, however, you do not have to be worry about this because there are a few basic principles which may help you to solve it.
There are many different options for you to choose to protect your crops from common insects such as aphid, billbug, earwig, and so on. If the insects are big enough, you can use your own hands to pick them up, or else, you can use fences, row covers, netting or chemical barriers or even insecticides to protect your garden. Especially, using the right insecticides to eliminate insects seems to be very effective on pests, and it will not harm your vegetables and plants, however, you have to consider before using insecticides because that may kill both bad insects and good insects.