Planting A Vegetable Garden
If you are looking for a practical addition to your landscape, then planting a vegetable garden may be your best choice.
Growing your own vegetables can seem exhausting when you first think about it. However, once you learn how to go about doing it, you will find that it can be fun and overall, a rewarding experience.
There are two ways you can grow your vegetables. You can either grow them the non organic way, which is full of pesticides or you could grow them the organically way. By growing them the organic way, you will have healthy plants and good vegetables to eat. You can also kiss those high price of organically grown produce goodbye.
When you first start thinking about planting a vegetable garden, what is the first thing that crosses your mind? The first thing you should think about is the seeds you will be using as well as the placement of those seeds.
When you create your garden, it should be placed in a place where the sun is shining. The time of the year you start growing the garden is important as well. We recommend you starting early in the spring. It is important that you continue planting throughout the summer. This is so that something tasty and fresh will always be ready to harvest.
When we first created our garden, we placed it near the kitchen. This way, when we were cooking, we could easily run out and pick a couple of things we needed. Plus, we could have fun watching our garden from the kitchen window.
In order to get a jump on the season, we recommend you soaking the seeds. Before germinating, the seeds will need to drink up the moisture like they have been drenched by the rains during the spring. Once they have swollen and became plump, the little embryo that is inside of that seed will start to grow.
Seeds such as cabbage, broccoli and arugula will use the wetness efficiently and promptly germinate without having to pre-soak. Slower starting parsnip and parsley are going to benefit from pre-soaking. For a couple of hours or maybe even overnight, dunk the seeds in water.
The water should be room temperature. Make sure you do not forget the seeds and leave them in the water for too long. Drain them and immediately plant them.
Planting a vegetable garden isn’t as hard as it seems. When you have the garden planted, make sure you water it regularly and do the maintenance that is needed.