Are you a beginner when it comes to vegetable gardening? Of course, that’s why you’re reading this. The post’s title led you here. Rest assured, you’re in the right place. We all have to start somewhere, right? Just ask the experts at Rob’s Tree Removal. We’ve included all the basic tips that you’ll need to start your garden without hassles. The journey begins.
Why are You Going into Vegetable Gardening?
Firstly, you need to ask yourself the above question. What’s the point, right? A home vegetable garden can serve many purposes. It can be a cost-effective gardening strategy. Planting vegetables like raddish, lettuce, tomatoes, carrot, cucumber, beetroot, spinach, and so on are very useful for food and health needs. Other reasons include the following:
- Avoiding chemical-fed or GMO (genetically modified organisms) produce.
- Eating better-tasting vegetables due to the 100% natural way they’re grown. Their textures also feel better in the mouth.
- Gardening as a way to exercise, especially for seniors.
Now for the tips…
- Do Extensive Research
- Making a Beginner’s Plan
- Start Small
- Plant Vegetables that You Can Eat Regularly
Do Extensive Research
You have to learn a lot of things about gardening before handling your first tool. This guide only covers the basics. Take your time to read up on vegetable gardening before spending precious time and energy on tending to it. You’re reading to have an idea of how much time, effort, and money vegetable gardening would take.
Your research should also be extended to reading about seed varieties. Read the product descriptions carefully to learn about the characteristics of the seeds or seedlings you want to purchase. Some seeds give rise to bigger plants than other variants. Some are stronger and better in terms of factors like weather, diseases, fertility, and so on.
There are plants that grow better in containers, while the others do well on land from their earliest stage. Of course, be sure that you’ll be able to give the plants all they need for optimal maturity.
Find out how much garden produce you and your loved ones can consume over a specific period. That way, you’ll be able to make a great beginner’s plan for yourself.
Making a Beginner’s Plan
Your plan should contain a budget, the materials you’ll need, measurements, and so on. Let’s take a look at some of the materials and equipment you’ll need for a small garden.
- Ideal soil
- Good non-GMO seeds
- Water source
For land measurements, you may start with a 6×6-feet area, while selecting 5 types of veges to grow. The quantity of seeds and the spacing adequate for them should be stated in the plan. Find out if containers are needed for the type of veges you want to grow, or if you’re supposed to plant the seeds directly on land. The information you get will be included in the plan.
Giving yourself a big workload on the first try is not advisable. It’s only right to focus on a small space, so you can take proper baby steps as a beginner. An area that’s too wide for your level of expertise can get you frustrated enough to give up on the idea permanently.
It’s a good idea to plant what you like to eat on a weekly basis. This way, you’ll be more motivated to start and more enthusiastic to get good results. Still, gardening for profit may require a different decision.