Vegetable Garden Ideas
With the summer season coming, it’s time to start thinking about planting your very own vegetable garden. If you want to get your hands on all the fresh, healthy vegetables and herbs that will make you feel better during the warmer months, and keep you feeling healthy and fit, you might consider planting your own garden. Here are some great gardening ideas for new gardeners.
Raised beds are an elegant and sleek way to display your vegetable garden. While it looks beautiful and well landscaped; it also functions as a great place to grow all kinds of vegetables in every planter. You can choose from many different colors and sizes, and all types of plants, like cucumbers and tomatoes, in the same location. There are even some raised bed plans that are perfect for growing small fruit trees!
When you plant your raised bed planters, you’ll be planting the soil in rows. These rows will serve as the base of your vegetables and herbs. As you plant your vegetables into these rows, you’ll want to make sure that the dirt is firm. This will allow you to route your vegetables in the soil, without much of a struggle. When you plant the dirt into the rows, ensure that you do a good job of making sure that you fill in any spaces between rows of soil.
Plants like squash, zucchini, and eggplant will be easy to root into the soil, and they can be planted in one row or several rows, depending on the size and number of plants. As far as color scheme is concerned, your veggies will have lots of color options. Try a mixture of light green, dark green, red and orange, and other bright colors, if you prefer.
A popular vegetable garden may include tomatoes, peppers, corn, broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, eggplant, squash, green beans, cabbage and a variety of other varieties. You can even include herbs like basil, parsley, oregano, and chives, in the mix, if you want to.
If you have a lot of space to work with, you may want to plant all kinds of vegetables, or perhaps just a few vegetables in an area. You’ll be able to pick them and eat them at their peak health, and nutrient level! If your soil is loose, this may not be possible.
You’ll need to take into consideration the soil’s texture as well, of course. The more compacted the soil is, the easier it will be for roots to penetrate it. You’ll also need to watch out for weeds in the planter area. Be sure that you remove any weeds before the ground is compacted too much, or your vegetables may be ruined by root rot and other issues.
Once you have your garden established, you’ll enjoy it for a long time. Remember to water frequently, and watch it carefully for pests, especially if it is shady areas where there are bugs and insects.
It’s easy to forget to water in the fall. You may need to water in the spring and summer as well, but the soil that has been exposed for a while may be dry, so you’ll have to water it more often. To help the soil stay moist, dig a hole in the ground about the same depth as the root ball of the plants, then fill with sand, and cover with mulch.
It’s also a good idea to water the plants, but let the soil retain some of its moisture. After all your vegetables are harvested, you won’t want the soil to become completely dry. So, water the plants until all the water needs are met.
As you continue to grow your garden, you will find new ideas for new vegetables to add to your collection, and more ways to use your space. You might decide that you’ll grow some flowers, or herbs instead of fruit and vegetables.
The vegetable garden ideas that we’ve discussed here are only a small sampling of the many possibilities for growing food. As you keep growing, you can expand your garden to include everything from melons to potatoes.