Tips for Successful Vegetable Gardening
There’s really no need for large acreage! Most plants can grow in a container. You can plant some of your vegetables, flowers and herbs in smaller sized containers or planters for sprouting on your balconies, decks, and windowsills.
To achieve a successful vegetable garden, follow these easy steps:
- Whether you are planting in containers or on the land, choose a place that has enough protection from strong winds and free from rocks and weeds. And of course, abundant sun light all day is very important.
- Test the soil every 2 to 3 years and add fertilizer as needed. Compost and aged manure is very helpful for growing plants, add those every year.
- Plants should be rotated from year to year. Rotating plants helps prevent pests and diseases in your vegetable garden.
- Gardening involves lots of effort to meet your goal. Begin with the small gardens to avoid being overwhelmed. A tended garden is what will get you results.
- Choose only those seeds that you and your family like to eat.
- Do a little research. This will help you to have you enough knowledge to grow your vegetables in accordance to your area and climate.
- Water your plants early in the day. Water deeply near the base of the plants.
- Check on your plants every single day to protect them from pests. The sooner you notice pests, the easier it is to do something about it.
- Maintain your garden shapes by cutting, trimming or removing unwanted dead leaves, vines and weeds. This will help your plants to grow healthy.