Planning to grow vegetables in your House Garden?

Aswathi BijuAswathi Biju 23 Dec, 2021
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House Garden

From fertilizing the soil to cropping, you can learn everything here. To grow your vegetables in front of your eyes is a great feeling.

A vegetable garden at home saves your money and gets you closer to nature. Even the taste and texture of garden-grown vegetables are better than what you buy from a grocery store. Also, you can take it as an exercise, digging into, daily watering, and weeding.

Have a look at the following ideas to start growing your vegetables at home:

Small Space

Gardening

If you are a beginner in gardening then start as small. Before you get thrilled thinking about what to produce in such a small space and how much time it will require, it is good to know the basics of gardening before investing money and time in this hobby.

For a beginner, you can choose a 6 X 6 feet space for a vegetable garden where you can grow a maximum of five vegetables of your choice. Those who do not have ground space can use containers. To grow vegetables, you do not need to buy a yard because a balcony or a sunny deck is more than sufficient.

Spot the Garden

Spot the Garden

There are two basic things required for the location where you grow your vegetables; sunlight and water. Like any plant, vegetables also need sunlight for photosynthesis. The plant that grows fast needs full-sun means (full daylight of 6 to 8 hours) without blockage from shrubs, fences, or trees. You will not succeed if you plant a sun-loving vegetable under a shade. Kale, spinach, chives, parsley, thyme, and lettuce need partial shade only. Rooty vegetables such as radishes, carrots, and beetroots might work with 4 hours of direct sunlight in a day. Sun-loving vegetables are beans, tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, and rosemary.

Raised bed of soil

bed of soil

If you are planning something big, expert gardeners suggest building up the soil to pump up yields. An organically rich soil helps the healthy growth of a plant. The roots efficiently pass the water and nutrients to the plant. The result will be an extra lush and productive growth from the ground.

To make the soil fertile, you can make raised beds. Do you know raised beds can yield four times better than planted in rows? The reason is loose and fertile soil, more room to spread the roots.

Water should drain well

Watering Plants

After choosing the space you want to, check the soil. The water should not pool up, it should drain easily into the ground. Wet soil keeps the roots wet and destroys the plant. If the soil is rocky, remove them otherwise it will affect the root growth and make the plant weaker.

Grow varieties

Plants

What do you like the most about vegetables? The answer is what you should yield from your garden. That is not enough to decide what you must grow. In small gardens, small plants are ideal and other varieties have better disease resistance, tolerate extreme heat or cold and improved yields. You can start with veggies small in size and take care easily.

The number of plants you want to grow depends on your family’s appetite and how much you can freeze from one yield. Accordingly, you put seeds or plants into the ground or pot. Vegetables like peppers, squash, and tomatoes grow throughout the season while carrots, corn, and radish are harvested once and not replanted.

If you want to harvest vegetables all over the year, choose a cool and warm weather plant. Harvest vegetables throughout the seasons, in spring greens, peas, carrots, radishes, broccoli, next plant hot weather crops like peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, and herbs. During the fall, you can plant potatoes, kale, and cabbage.

Nevertheless, to make your gardening successful, you need to learn the ways to prevent pests and diseases.

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