How great it would be to have a vegetable garden in your backyard? You’d be able to pick fresh, home grown vegetables whenever you want!
If you have kids I bet they’d love to start cultivating their own vegetable patch too.
Before you start your own backyard vegetable garden, take some time to plan ahead.
Which Vegetables to Grow?
Decide which veggies you’d like to grow in your garden. Pick some for early season as well as for late varieties. Also consider only growing vegetables that you like to eat, there’s no use growing food that goes to waste.
After you have selected which vegetables you want to grow, find out where they grow the best. Some vegetables tolerate shade while others need full sun.
Some plants grow faster than others so you can take advantage of this, by planting fast growing plants like salads in the rows between slower growing varieties.
Easy to grow vegetables for beginner:
- Green Beans
- Summer squash
- Snap Peas
Take Care of Your Crops
Vegetable garden needs a lot of watering during dry summer months. If you are planning a vacation, ask a family member or hire someone to water the plants.
Keep an Eye Out for Bugs
If you discover you have a bug problem early on, it’ll make it a lot simpler to take suitable action and eliminate the pests. However use only organic pesticides for edible plants. Organic gardening is healthy and surroundings-friendly alternative.
Read more: How to get rid of slugs and snails
Vegetable gardening is hard work but it’s also very rewarding if you have the time and patience to dedicate to it.