Creating a vegetable garden in your backyard is a wonderful thing to do in your free time. A personal vegetable garden can provide you with fresher, tastier and less expensive food that don't cause you to question how it's grown and if you are inhaling any harmful pesticides. Gardening can also provide you with a sense of pride come harvesting season and allow you to spend quality time with family members. And on a bigger outlook of things, a personal vegetable garden means that you're lowering your carbon footprint. Just by eating one meal of local and organic food, you are reduing oil consumption by over 1.1 million barrels weekly.
Step 1: Materials
Before you start gardening, there are some things you that you're going to need: seeds, gloves, and tools. If you are having trouble deciding what kind of vegetable to plant in your garden here is a list of ten must-grow plants. Some gardening tools that you might want to get for your garden are some shovels, trowels, hoes, forks, gardening snipers, and soil scoops.
Step 2: Find a Suitable Ground
Sometimes finding suitable ground can be tricky. Make sure that you have a flat surface with enough sunlight and coverage for the type of vegetation you wish to plant. Don't go for rocky and hard soil either.
Step 3: Fix the Ground
To ensure that the soil is not compressed, fix the ground. Loosen the ground by first, digging with shovel, then by using the hoe and fork to loosen the ground.
Step 4: Water the Ground
In order to loosen the ground even more water the ground. Also flip and fix it so that doesn't become to damp on top.
Step 5: Make Rows
Rows are important for a well organized garden. It avoids confusion of which plant was planted where and possible trampoling over seeds. Use the fork to make rows and water again afterwards.
Step 6: Plant Seeds
Once you are finish with the rows, plant the seeds. Make sure to leave enough space in between the seeds for breathing room once the plants are grown. This will ensure that your plants aren't chocking each other.
Step 7: Stake the Ground
After covering the seeds up with dirt light, put some stakes next to your seeds. You can use different color flags to differentiate the different kinds of seeds that you planted. Long stakes are advised for climbing plants to provide support and keep those baby off the ground and away from insect predators.
Step 8: Water Again
To ensure that your newly planted seeds are settled, water again. A tip to future water schedule is to water in the morning or the evening. This will help you save money by not wasting as much water via evaporation.
Step 9: Have Fun!
Gardening is suppose to be fun, so don't forget to have fun and enjoy the fruits of your labor when the time comes!