Growing A Vegetable Garden – DIY Tips
There was a time not too long ago that everyone had a garden where they could get all of their fresh vegetables out of. Everyone knows that these home grown vegetables taste better than anything you can buy in a store these days, and it is sad to see that this home gardening aspect of life has started to diminish.
The main reason you don’t see it as much anymore is because of the constant growth and ease of buying things in stores or online, even.
If you have decided that you would like to have your own garden, there are a few things that you should be aware of so that your work is not all in vain. The first thing to remember is that your rows should be spaced far enough apart that you can get your gardening equipment down them without destroying all your plants.
This can mean your wheelbarrow, or even a tiller, for turning the soil so the roots of your plants get more oxygen. If you are going to have a large garden area and want to use horse based equipment, you should make your rows wide enough to get the horse through as well.
You should keep your vegetables together by species. For example, you won’t want to plant your onions next to your water bearing vegetables such as melons or tomatoes. If you do something like this, the acids in the onions will infect the vegetables around them, and everything you grow will end up tasting like onion. If you can, try to plant the same vegetables in a single row. This will make it easier for you to maintain and to harvest when the time comes.
You can also plant flowers in your vegetable garden so that you don’t have dead space just waiting for weeds to infest. There are even plants that will help keep certain bugs and insects out of your garden, so you don’t have to worry about using pesticides and harsh chemicals, making your garden an actual organic wellspring of nourishment and health.
You will also want to keep track of the amount of time it usually takes for your plants to come to harvest and plant accordingly. Some, like corn, can take months to be ready to pick while others will happen in a few weeks. It is best to have them all harvested in balance.