The beginner vegetable garden can seem like a daunting task.
Where do you start from?
First you need to decide where to plant a vegetable garden. If you have properties to grow on, no problem, and even if all you have is a deck or patio, this isn’t even a problem.
One of the best methods for the beginner vegetable garden is raised bed gardening. The raised beds are above ground level and therefore can be easily adapted to the deck or patio to grow wonderful horticultural crops.
Choose an area that receives a good amount of sun, but even if you don’t get a lot of sun, don’t worry, as you can still be successful. Mark where you will place your vegetable beds. A square area works better than a long rectangular one. You can create your own beds but using 2 “by 12” boards of the desired length to suit the size of your garden bed. Screw them and you will have your bed. Do not use treated wood to create a vegetable garden as the chemicals used to treat the wood will penetrate your food.
If you have not already done so, you will have to start composting. Composting will produce nutrient-rich soil that is essential for your plants. You can have plans online to build a composer basket, buy a couple of ready-made ones, and there is also a compact composer you can buy to put under the kitchen sink in an apartment.
Until you produce your composted soil, your beginner’s garden will need to use a good mix of composted soil. Manure based soils are fantastic in that they are not too alkaline and are safe. Try looking for and using organic blends. Also, before inserting the soil, it is a good idea to cover the bottom of the boxes with straw, hay or, better yet, alfalfa. This will give your soil good drainage and provide an adequate base to start with.
Once you start filling your beds, be sure to leave a path where you can get to the vegetables if you walk in the middle of the garden. Try to make the plants no more than 3 feet away from where you can walk safely so you can reach them.
Now you are ready to take an exciting step in the vegetable garden, on the plantation for beginners. A good choice is starting with seedlings. Seedlings have an advantage in life and will quickly spread their roots and grab. Plant close enough but not so narrow as to suffocate each other. In addition, plant the various vegetables side by side. Less space between plants, less space for weeds to grab and grow. This can significantly reduce your work and make the beginner’s garden more enjoyable.
Water your garden well throughout the season and watch how the miracle of growth happens before your eyes.
Nothing is more exciting than when you felt the satisfaction and reward of collecting food you grew up alone.
by Chuck E Davis