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How to Make Vegetable Garden Plans

Vegetable garden plans are necessary if you want to create this type of garden the proper way. They are an important part of our diet. Since they are essential we need to be careful with the way we grow vegetables.

The way of growing them can affect their taste, the nutrients they have and how long they can last. There are some details you must take into consideration before making your garden. The amount of space you have, how much sunlight the vegetables will receive, what kind of garden soil do you have and if the garden has an appropriate drainage system.

The first step toward creating proper vegetable garden plans is to make a drawing of what exactly is what you want. 

1. Since you are likely to have limited space for your plants choosing the area most frequently exposed to sunlight is a wise decision.

2. Another important detail is to make sure your soil is rich in nutrients and appropriate for growing vegetables.

3. You can test the ph of your soil by using a ph meter. Digging a small hole and filling with distilled water until you have a muddy pool is the first step. Put the probe into the muddy water and take measures. Try different spots in your soil to make sure the measure is accurate. Generally a ph of 6.5 is ideal but depending on the plants that you want to grow the ph that you desire might be different.

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4. One of the most efficient ways to create vegetable garden plans is by the use of raised beds. Raised beds will have certain paths that allow you to reach your plants without stepping over them. The next step is to create frames 10 to 12 inches deep made from wood or stones. The frames also will have to be 3 to 4 feet wide.

Use compost and mix it with the soil. Finally use the compose mixture and fill the frames with it.

5. The following step is to choose the vegetables that you want to grow. Leafy vegetables like spinach and lettuce are more suited for colder climates. Potatoes are also great in cold climates. Tomatoes and beans develop better in a hotter environment.

6. The next part of the plan is to plant the tallest crops in the north side. That way their shade will not cover the smallest crops. The medium vegetables will go in the medium and the smallest ones will go in the south area. Once the crops have matured you will have to decide what will be the layout for the next year.

7. Rotating the crops is usually the best course of action. In order to conserve nutrients in the soil and prevent certain pests is good practice to avoid growing the same type of vegetable in the same spot more often than 1 time in 3 years.

8. If you want to put many crops together you have to take into consideration that some vegetables will not grow well with others. 

For example, tomatoes and broccoli will not grow well together. Vegetable garden plans are not very complex to do, you just have to take your time and enjoy your delicious growing vegetables later.

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