There is no time like the present to do something good for your health, your garden and the entire planet. With the costs of groceries rising, more and more people are turning to their gardens for ideas on how they can grow their own vegetables and start saving themselves some money. It’s not an easy task to get started with, especially if you’re totally new to gardening, but it’s something that you are able to do if you want to get stuck into the soil and get a little dirty! So, with that, how can you get started on your very own vegetable garden?
Light it up!
Starting a vegetable garden means first finding a space to hold it in your yard where there is plenty of light shining down. Fruit needs light to flourish and you need to clear the garden of all waste, old rubbish and recycling. Read more here about how you can get rid of your rubbish in the right way and clear your garden for the vegetable patch to grow. Eight hours of minimum light is needed, so take some time in your outdoor space to make it perfect.
The soil that you use is absolutely important if you want anything to grow. You want the garden to be rich, productive and help you to grow the most delicious food. The pH level has to be spot on and this soil test can help you to get the result you need for optimum growth.
Go small, not big
It’s nice to cover a large area of the garden with new soil to be able to grow lots of fruit of veg, of course it is, but the thing is that if you go too big with it, you could end up overwhelming yourself. Go small at first and see how you get on. You can always add new plots as you get more confident growing your own veggies.
Choose the vegetables that you grow so that they make sense for the season and they are easy enough for you to grow yourself. The best thing that you can do is try not to cram everything into a small space. Plus, as you choose your vegetables, you can get to know how each type grows individually.
Sprinkler systems are not a bad idea for vegetable patches, as you can then ensure that your veggies are going to be well looked after. Most gardeners new to growing their own don’t realise how much water new seed beds need. All newly seeded beds need water frequently, so invest in a good sprinkler system to make life easier.
Alongside your veggies, you need to plant flowers because you need to attract bees to your plots. The bees will pollinate and help your veggies and fruit to thrive.
Organic, home-grown veggies in your own garden? You can’t get better or cheaper than that, and when you’re living to a budget and trying to give back to the planet, it’s everything!