Every day, we’re surrounded by unhealthy food and drinks. It’s so bad, sometimes we don’t even take time to enjoy the little moments in life. Stressful jobs and fast living have made us forget about the good things in life. Let’s slow down and revel in the moments. Get outside, grow a garden, spend some quality time with your family. If you’ve ever thought about growing your own vegetable garden but weren’t sure where to start, let me help. Continue reading to see how simple it can be. In fact, growing your own vegetable garden is easier than you think!
3 Simple Steps to Grow a Vegetable Garden
1. Make a plan
Once you’ve decided to grow vegetables, you need to find the perfect spot. If you have a garden, you’re ready to grow, but not everyone is so lucky. If you’re not a property owner, there are two options: you can either find a good neighbor and grow food on their land and give them some fruit you grow in exchange for the service; or, you can use pots and grow food in your apartment.
Choose the option that works best and create a plan. What types of veggies will you grow? Most plants have a season, so you need to take the time to choose the plants that will grow best this time of year. Do some research. You can check the Burpee website for a growing zone seed map.
2. Keep your soil maintained
The key to growing plants is having healthy soil.You can check your soil quality with this squeeze test. Soil needs to be fertilized occasionally. You can feed your soil each a season, or more often when absolutely necessary. It’s best to enrich your soil with natural fertilizers. It’s better for the Earth and your health. It’s also great because you can make it yourself and save money.
Take a plastic box and fill it with organic food leftovers, especially those from vegetables and add come coffee grains from time to time, and turn the mixture every day. After you make a natural compost, you can refresh your soil and make your veggies happy! 😀
3. Enjoy the work
Here are a few simple steps to keep your garden thriving:
- Water it regularly by installing irrigation sprinklers
- Find good gardening tools to keep it trimmed and good-looking (you might also need a diesel tank to supply your machinery with much-needed fuel)
- Harvest your garden timely
- Once ripe, your crops are ready to be harvested so unless you do it on time, your time and effort will be wasted.
- Since some crops are vulnerable to heat or cold, you can cover them up during the summer and winter. This way, they will be protected from the elements, but also from potential pests and birds.
Growing your own food will not only improve your health, it will also make you feel better just from being in contact with nature. Food growing is perhaps one of the most rewarding things you can do in your garden, so if you have a piece of land do not wait a second longer – use it wisely!
This article is submitted as a guest post by John Stone.
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