Thinking of growing your own veg? There’s very little to measure up to the joy of gathering harvest from your own plant garden and eating it fresh! Add a selection of herbs and some tomato plants and you are growing a feast to please a king.

Where in your garden should you have your vegetable bed? Find a spot which has good daylight and, ideally, is expediently near the kitchen. When selecting the area be aware of shadow from buildings, walls, trees, etc . Your food plants need at least 6 hours of direct sun a day to yield a satisfying crop. Some days will be sunnier than others but aim of a minimum of 6 hours of full sun normally. Water drainage is important as soil that’s too humid can cause the plants to decay in the ground.

You’ll have to compromise on convenience, sometimes proximity to the kitchen isn’t the determining aspect. Should the soil itself not be generous or appropriate don’t lose heart. You can, of course, always improve on poor ground by buying soil and adding your own home made kitchen and garden compost.

Plants need clean air around their leaves but if you live in a particularly breezy part of the country defend your veggies from robust winds. Special fencing is available as a windbreak. Too much wind has a tendency to dry out the plant; it could also break the fragile stems.

Keep a watch on your veggies as they grow. They like being nurtured. In dry weather, keep them well watered as they can shrivel easily. They will need approximately an inch of water per week, especially in the fruiting season.

Notice if they’re being attacked by pests and if so use an organic spray before too much damage is done.

You probably already have an idea of what veggies you want to grow based mostly on your family preferences. A good variety is pleasing and fun to grow. You’ll need to give more space to favored foods. Some plant seedlings benefit from being given a start inside while others need to be sown without delay where they are anticipated to grow.

Watching your veg grow is delightful, anticipating the delicious experience of enjoying them at the table. Watering is very important, keeping them wet. Mulching helps retain moisture if placed between rows. Mulching also provides a convenient route as you incline and harvest your crop.

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