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How to Plant Vegetables – Tips For Growing Healthy Vegetables

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Looking to learn how to plant vegetables the right way? Planting a vegetable garden does not require as much work as you may think. The most important component in growing and sustaining a healthy vegetable garden is thorough planning and set up. Let’s look at how to plant vegetables that will produce food everyday for you and your family.

How To Plant Vegetables – Tips

1. Location Of Your Plot

Look for an area that will receive plenty of morning sun but also has a bit of protection from the elements such as wind. Try and stay away from trees, the reason is that their roots can take away nutrients from your vegetables and effect the health of your vegetable garden. Learning how to plant vegetables that will provide food year round is not hard with the right planning.

2. Preparation

Make sure your plot is clear of any weeds and other pests. Dig your soil over and dig to a depth of about a foot. Turn your soil over and clear any waste you find.

Having the right soil structure is very important, if your soils pH levels are screwy your vegetables will not be provided enough nutrients. If your levels are off you can purchase some garden lime and aim to hit a pH of 6.5 (ideal).

Wait 4-5 weeks before you considering planting any vegetables.

3. What Vegetables To Plant

Your aim here should be planting vegetables that are suitable for your climate. With seasonal changes you should have an idea of what you can plant to ensure that your vegetables that you can rotate easily. You should aim to rotate vegetables that will allow you to have food that you can harvest every single day of the year.

4. Maintenance & How to Plant Vegetables

Most vegetables that you are thinking of planting can be purchased as seedling. You should look to plant your vegetables to run north/sun. The reason for this that it will allow your vegetables to receive more sunlight while limiting the amount of shade.

A healthy vegetable garden requires plenty of water but allow for sufficient drainage for run off and to avoid your garden getting waterlogged.

Look to purchase some organic fertilizers that will provide many chemical free nutrients for your vegetable garden. Garden compost, manure and blood and bones are a prefect choice. Learning how to plant vegetables can provide so many joys, it’s a wonderful past time.

Source by Peter T. Gregory


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