Vegetable gardening has now become one of the most popular hobbies. Vegetable gardening allows you to have fresh and healthy vegetables with great taste which is better than what you buy from a vegetable store.
In vegetable gardening, you don’t need to follow any out of the way instructions.
It’s just like the normal flower or herb gardening and needs appropriate care and you will see that your garden will produce delicious vegetables and bloom for a long time.
The first thing needs to be considered is the size of the garden what you want and the proper place for it. But keep in mind that the place which you choose should have a proper draining system, a better flow of air and a nutritious soil.
The sunlight is very necessary for the plants so consider this as well. The animals like dogs, rabbits, deer and lots of others will try to get in your garden and eat these tasty veggies so you need to protect it using fence or just try to set some traps in which animals like mice and moles can be caught.
Now start the planting, but wait! You need to prepare the soil first. Preparing the soil includes cultivation ant the use of organic materials.
Weeds are a big problem so to avoid them, till the soil properly. If you own a small garden it’s better that you go for spading.
Mulch the soil as much as you can and compost stands at first for this purpose. When you use fertilizers, they emit nitrogen, minerals and different type of useful nutrients, which plants need to grow better and healthy.
Different plants and soil need different amount and type of fertilizers for their growth such as the leaf plants like cabbage, spinach and lettuce needs more nitrogen to grow well, while on the other hand, potash is the basic need for the plants like potatoes, beets, turnips and carrots.
Some plants like tomatoes and beans need not so much fertilizers while onions, celery and potatoes require a big amount of fertilizers.
Garden arrangement or organization plays an important role in vegetable gardening. There come a lot of different conditions so it doesn’t work well if you keep the same arrangement for every type of garden.
Some plants does not require much space or area together like radishes, lettuce, beets etc while some plants like corn pumpkin and potatoes need more space together so plant them in this way, it’s a good idea.
As sunlight is very important for plants to grow so plant them in such a way that longer ones come on the back side and shorter ones come at the front so that no plant will come in the sunlight’s path of the other.
You cannot start planting at any time of the year with specific ones, as every plant has a particular season to grow.
If, this happens that you badly need to plant then you must plant them at a warm or hot place and when the weather get changed you transplant them.
Water is an essential part during plants’ growth so make sure that you water them properly according to their type. Some plants need more water and some need less like an inch per week.
After all this care, one thing which can be dangerous are weeds. Doing all this hard work and getting nothing at the end is such a disaster.
Weeds use all the water, light and nutrients which are necessary for the plants. They harm the plants with diseases and insects. To get rid, you must cultivate or mulch the garden. Most of the seeds come with the label “disease resistant”, try to use them or you must need to use chemicals.
Vegetable gardening is the best among all as you get to taste the fruit of your hard work. It’s a cheap way of satisfying your hobby and most of all their taste is just much better than the ones bought from the market. Proper maintenance and following of instructions is the key point to have a lot of end product.