Most homeowners who have some space in the front of their house or in the backyard dream of growing a beautiful garden. A beautiful garden is the best place to have your evening tea and coffee with your family members. A garden is a place where you can grow your favorite vegetables, flowers and also fix some swings for your kids. In sunny or sultry weather, you can just laze around in your garden with your favorite book or just soak in some sun. Having a beautiful garden in easy but maintaining one is not. One needs to put in a lot of effort and time to maintain the beauty of your garden. If you want to start growing some vegetables for use in your garden, then you need to know some tricks and tips. Here is a useful guide to backyard vegetable gardening.
Backyard Vegetable Gardening
Now you can get your own garden-fresh vegetables absolutely hygienic and delicious from your very own backyard garden. When you first decide to start with your vegetable gardening in your backyard, you need to:
Pick the Right Location
Some vegetables need 6 hours of direct sunlight to grow and a moist-well-drained soil. Choose a location that has both these factors. Do not pick a place that has poorly drained soil as it will lead to water clogging and poor growth. Plant your vegetables in a stable environment that does not receive very strong winds. If your location has strong winds, it will discourage pollinators from doing their work and also knock off young plants. It is always better to start small. Choose a small section in your backyard where you can begin planting. Do not make the mistake of planting too much too soon, unless you become a pro at managing a vegetable garden.
When it comes to choosing vegetables, go in for plants that are easy to grow. The topmost easily grown plants are tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cabbage, beans, lettuce, beets, carrots, and chard. Choose the ones your family likes to eat the most. Also, be realistic about how many your family can eat. If you grow too many, you will have to keep distributing to friends and neighbors or result in wastage. It is better to grow those vegetables that are not easily available in your nearby areas. Certain vegetables also turn out better when grown at home. They are way costlier when procured from the store. You can consider growing some herbs you like. Also, ensure that when you travel for long durations during summer or winters, do not have any vegetables giving produce by then. You might also face a problem of garden maintenance while you are away on a holiday. It is better to plant cool-season crops like kale or lettuce. Always choose high-quality seeds. These will give better produce in less time. If you go for poor quality seeds, they will not grow well and your money and time will get wasted.
When to Plant
You can take help from an expert about when to plant which vegetables during a year. Some are best planted in cool season, while some are best planted in the summers. Also, when planting vegetables together, plant the taller ones on one corner, so that they do not end up shading the shorter ones and depriving them of sunlight. Also, segregate crops that mature quickly with the ones that need time to grow.
This beginners guide will help you grow a backyard vegetable garden.