Few things in life compare to the simple pleasure of biting into a freshly picked tomato while it is still warm from the summer sun. When you grow your own vegetable garden, you can experience this little piece of heaven all season long.
However, growing an abundant supply of fresh vegetables year after year takes some practice. For most people, becoming a consistently successful vegetable gardener comes after years of hands-on experience. However, you can lessen your own learning curve by adopting some tried-and-true vegetable gardening tips from the pros.
Here are three vegetable gardening tips you need to know:
1 – Amend Your Soil
Few gardeners are blessed with an abundant supply of beautiful, rich topsoil. Depending on where you live, you may find yourself struggling with heavy clay, rocky, sandy or other less-than-ideal soil conditions. Continue reading
There are many benefits to using raised vegetable garden beds in your garden. For starters, one of the best things about raised beds are that you can interplant many types of herbs, vegetables, and flowers into them. It is then easy access to prune and nurture then so to have the healthiest and most productive plants to harvest their “fruits”, so to speak.
Another perk of planting your garden in elevated garden beds is that it is easier on your back and knees because they require less bending, kneeling and crawling than regular beds.
In addition, raised garden beds offer better drainage, which means your plants aren’t stuck sitting in excess water every time it rains. Plus, it is much easier to build your soil UP than it is to work amendments into the ground.
Fortunately, building raised vegetable beds is a super easy do-it-yourself project. All you need are some readily available tools and materials, and an extra pair of hands. Continue reading