Gardening doesn’t just make your home’s outdoor space look beautiful and vibrant. It also serves as good exercise, relieves stress, and increases happiness. If you want to take up gardening but don’t know where to start, just follow this introduction to vegetable gardening and start honing your green thumb:
Find the Right Location
You’ll want to install your garden in a flat and accessible area within close distance of a water source and storage area for watering cans and gardening tools. Sunlight is vital for your garden to thrive, because plants convert light energy into chemical energy. Choose a location that gets the most exposure to morning sunlight. South-facing gardens are preferable as they get the most sunlight throughout the day.
Choose Your Layout
The size of your garden will be limited by the size of your yard. You’ll want to build garden beds in narrow rows so you have space to attend to the plants without stepping on or damaging nearby plants. You can sketch out your layout beforehand or lay down items to visualize the space. If you don’t have enough room for a large vegetable garden, don’t worry. A 3 metre by 3 metre garden is sufficient, and you can even grow vegetables in containers on your balcony if you don’t have a backyard.
Vegetable gardens thrive with nutrient rich garden soil. Especially if you are just starting out with gardening, Blue Cube is a convenient no-mess way to receive the best quality garden soil delivered right to your door. Blue Cube’s Premium Garden Soil is a combination of black earth, compost, sand, organic fertilizer, and lime. This nutrient-rich soil is precisely formulated to suit your climate and conditions, putting your vegetable garden in the best position to succeed.
Now that your garden is plotted out and you have nutrient-rich soil selected, it comes time to choose what to plant. Start with what you like to eat – what would you put in a fresh summer salad or a hearty winter stew? Spring is a great time to plant tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, carrots, beets, and cucumbers.
Watering is one of the most important parts of maintaining a vegetable garden. Water deeply in the early morning. Pull out weeds regularly. Order organic mulch in a Blue Cube and apply between the vegetable rows to protect from weeds. Keep a vigilant eye out for invasive pests and diseases.
Just like that, you have become a gardener. Enjoy fresh and delicious vegetables from your own garden by following these easy steps.