Are you planning to start your own veggie garden? It can seme lke an exhaustive task but dont let your lack of experience ruin your ambitions to grow your favourite veggies. The fact that veggie gardening is fruitfuland easy has made it one of the most trendiest hobbies this summer.
With rising costs from inflation and the a recession breathing down our neck, now is a great time to consider growing your veggies to not only keeping costs down but also bringing maximum nutrition to your food. Having a home garden lets you tailor the perfect diet for you and your family.
A home veggie garden is easier to start and is quite fun and engaging for starters. Before starting out there are a few essential tips to look out for.
Tips For Beginner Veggie Gardeners:
1) Choosing the perfect location
One of th emost important aspects of veggie garden is choosing the perfect location for your plants. A perfect location includes but is not limited to; at least 6 hours of sunlight during the day, Ample of water for irrigation and a great circulation to the fields. Hydration and Sunlight is essential to bring in the best out of your plants.
2) Match your vegetable crops according to the area
Learn everything about the crops you are interested in and understand what soil it thrives on an what conditions are absolutely non-negotiable for your future veggie garden.
A great quick tip for ensuring maximum success is to read the packaging of your seeds which contains vital information regarding your plants. For Example, Broccoli and Kale are cold pants and go bitter if exposed to heat.
3) Keep your garden closer where you like spending time
It is a great habit to be observing your plants to find anything that stands out or looks a bit odd. If you set up your garden where it is easier for your to relax adn have a look at your plants is a great idea.
4) Choose easy to grow vegetables
Some easy to grow vegetables are potatoes, lettuce, onions, beets, tomatoes, garlic, peppers, squash, radishes. Etc.
5) Planting at the right time
Timing is crucial when it comes to planting your home vegetables. You need to have a rough idea on when you are going to harvest your delicious vegetables. Maintaining a great timing ensures that your plants are well-nourished and nutritious.
6) Use Microbial Rock Minerals for plant food
We highly recommend Earthlife Soil balance Veggie Mate which contains 100% natural plant food containing 60 mineral elements including plant available silica, natural rock phosphate. It also contains organic material and over 30 beneficial soil micro-flora species. Our favourite part about veggie-mate is that they are more able ot withstand adverse conditions. It helps plants resist pest and diseases and imporves psot harvest shelf life. Not only is it safe for us eon all tyes of veggies and herbs but is also vegan friendly and can be spread over existing plants.
Head on to Dave’s Pet and Garden Supplies to stock up on your favourite veggie garden supplies.