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How to Start a Vegetable Garden

One question in the mind of many people is how to start a vegetable garden. A vegetable garden can provide you a variety of healthy food and a hobby at the same time.

Fresh vegetables are becoming even more rare with each passing year. 

The use of biotechnology to make a new variation of vegetables that grows bigger and faster is affecting the quality of the natural food. Some of them lose their natural healing properties once they have been altered genetically. The best way to be sure you are getting a product that hasn’t been manipulated genetically is by growing your own vegetables and making sure that they are organic.

Starting a vegetable garden is a very interesting way of passing the time and become healthier at the same time.

Once you decide to start a garden you have to decide what kind of garden you want. Tomato plants

You can choose to make an indoor garden or an outdoor one.

If you live in an area where the weather does not change drastically an outdoor garden will do fine. There are several things that you must take into consideration before starting your vegetable garden.

The area chosen for your garden must be in a position where it can receive plenty of sunlight.

The garden must be away from other plants or trees that might block the sunlight or take their nutrients away.

The garden should not be located in an area where it gets flooded and or has poor water drainage.

Knowing how to start a vegetable garden is easy. Getting rid of any weeds around the area you are going to use is a must. Do not use chemicals to kill the weeds, use your hands to take them out. Once the area is clear of weeds you must test your soil. Taking a couple of samples of your soil to see the ph level of it and take it to a gardening center is a very important step. The ph level of your soil must be around 6.5 in order for it to be ready.

Another important factor are the nutrients in your soil which are essential to make your garden as fertile as possible: 

  • nitrogen
  • phosphorus 
  • and potassium

Once the soil has the appropriate ph, the use of fertilizer and other organic material can help the soil to be in perfect condition for the seeds. 

Choose the vegetables that you like to grow and get the seeds. Fresh vegetables garden with carrots, potatoes and spinach are great for the colder months. 

Tomatoes and beans are more suitable for the warm months.

When planting seeds is important you leave space between rows. If you bought the seeds the packet should have instructions on how much space is needed. Approximately 50 to 60 cm should be enough as a general rule between planted rows. Once planted observe and take notes of how the plants are developing and make adjustments if necessary.

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