Vegetable Growing for Beginners

 


Article by: Hugh Harris-Evans

If you have never grown vegetables , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light before the first thing that you need to decide is where to plant , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project them in your garden. , Barefoot at the Cottage Most vegetables , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project need 6-8 hours of sunlight a day although greens , Solar Outdoor Lighting can manage with less. Choose a site in an area that will not be shaded by buildings , Cheap Pond Liners or trees , Life's a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space and one that is near to a water , Growing an Indoor Herb Garden Year-Round supply. You will not want to have to cart water , Spring Wedding Flowers any further than absolutely necessary. Protect the site with a fence to keep out dogs, rabbits and other animals which can damage your crops.

To grow , Add Color and Fragrance to Your Garden with the Korean Spice Viburnum vegetables successfully the soil , How to Buy a Porch Swing needs to be fertile, deep, friable and well drained. Unless you are very fortunate your soil , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light is unlikely to meet these criteria, but over a period of time you will be able to increase the fertility of the soil , How to Buy a Porch Swing by following good cultivation practices.

The first task is to dig over the whole of your site. Dig to a depth of 8-10 inches and continue working the soil , Greenscapes: Energy Efficient Landscaping making it loose and friable. Do not dig when the soil , Perfume Your Garden and Home with Gardenias is too wet. How do you know? Squeeze together a handful of soil. , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses If it sticks together in a ball and does not readily crumble under slight pressure by the thumb and finger, it is too wet.

The soil , Landscaping Can Make or Break Curb Appeal for Homebuyers will be improved by the addition of organic , How to Buy a Porch Swing matter. It helps release nitrogen, minerals, and other nutrients for plant , Keep Your Bird Feeders Filled For The Spring Rush use when it decays. Well-rotted compost , Attract Butterflies To Your Garden! or manure can be dug into the soil. , Perfume Your Garden and Home with Gardenias Alternatively a mulch of partially rotted straw, , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care compost , Spring Wedding Flowers or crop residue on the soil , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy helps keep the soil , Natural Pond Filters - Let Nature Do the Hard Work! surface in good condition, slows water , Growing an Indoor Herb Garden Year-Round evaporation from the soil, , Pruning Trees and suppresses weeds. , Organic Hydroponics - Simplified

Before you you start to plant , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! your seeds , Growing an Indoor Herb Garden Year-Round there is one futher consideration - the layout of your beds. , US Flag History The standard practice has been to plant , Spring Wedding Flowers your crops in rows some eighteen inches apart or just wide enough to allow you room , Ticks to walk between the rows. This means that every time you walk on the land your soil , US Flag History is being slightly compacted. The alternative is to create a raised or wide bed. , For The Most Luxurious Dining Outdoors: Ready Or Not, Outdoor Kitchens Are Here! In this method you divide your site into a number of beds , Wind Chimes Soothe The Soul about four feet wide with a narrow path , Greenscapes: Energy Efficient Landscaping in between. This allows you to reach the center of the bed , Life's a Beach--A Shore Theme in your Outdoor Space from either side without treading on the soil. , Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees

If you grow , Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees the same crop year after year in the same bed, , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care there is an increased risk of disease , US Flag History infecting your crops. To minimise the risk you should avoid planting crops of the same family in the same soil , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care for three seasons. , How to Create a Beautiful Landscape Painting You can achieve this by having a four bed , Natural Pond Filters - Let Nature Do the Hard Work! rotation and moving the crops on to the next bed , The Meanings Behind the Colors of Roses each year.

When choosing seeds , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito it makes sense to choose disease , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care resistant varieties where these are available. Saving your own seed , Spring Wedding Flowers is not always a good idea for at least two reasons. Firstly because seed , Fountains: A Garden's Best Friend saved from plants , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light grown from hybrid seed , Marvellous May Plant Colour will not come true, and secondly your home , Fountains: A Garden's Best Friend saved seed , Why Do Flowers Inspire Me So Much? may have become cross-pollinated from other crops grown on your land.

In the warmer parts of the United States most seeds , Solar Outdoor Lighting can be sown directly into the beds. , Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees You will have to cultivate the soil , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light to a fine tilth and then sow the seeds , Natural Pond Filters - Let Nature Do the Hard Work! at the depth recommended on the packet. In cooler areas, or where you want early crops, seeds , Keep Your Bird Feeders Filled For The Spring Rush will need to be sown in trays or flats indoors. , Solar Outdoor Lighting Overhead light, , Pruning Trees either natural , New Ideas For Your Backyard Landscaping Project or artificial using flourescent tubes, and warmth is needed to ensure satisfactory germination and growth. Before they can be planted out in the beds, , Pruning Trees the seedlings have to be hardened off by placing them outside , 5 Great Tips For Building A Fish Pond for longer periods each day so that they become accustomed to the outdoor temperature. , Zucchini: A Power House of Nutrition

Once your crops are all planted out in the beds , How to Choose a Pond or Fountain Light they will require regular watering, weeding and fertilizing. On average your plants , Garden Art Ideas -- How to Make Your ers Into Beautiful Garden Art will need one inch of water , Marvellous May Plant Colour a week. If this is not provided by rainfall, you will have to make up the difference. It is better to give the garden , The Basics of Plant Growth; (Part 2) Plant Energy a good soaking once a week rather than applying small amounts of water , Spring Wedding Flowers every other day. The best time to water , Ecological Landscape Design and Organic Lawn Care is early in the morning. Hoe your beds , Attract Butterflies To Your Garden! regularly to control the weeds , Garden Art Ideas -- How to Make Your Planters Into Beautiful Garden Art and leave the soil , You Say Tomato I Say Mosquito in a loose, friable condition to absorb later rainfall.

If you follow this advice, , Gardening - When to Prune you should be rewarded with a fine crop of vegetables , The Magic Plant Copier which will be far fresher and tastier than any that you buy from your local , Gardening - When to Prune supermarket.
Hugh Harris-Evans is the owner of The Garden , Cheap Pond Liners Supplies Advisor where you will find further articles, gardening , Companion Planting tips and product , Learn All About Feng Shui Money Trees reviews.

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