Following steps to get started on your new garden. 1. brainstorm ideas. what type of garden a vege garden or herb garden. 2. placement of your garden.All vegetables need about 6-7 hours of full sun each day. Put the garden close enough to a water supply so that you won't have to drag the hose a long way. 3.Rake the ground.Always rid weeds covering the area you plan to plant. If you want quick results, you can dig it out, but it's easier to cover with weedmat or newspaper. place about 4-5 sheets which is usually thick enough; double that if your lawn is Bermudagrass. Now lay compost thickly about 4 inches of decayed leaves, dry grass clippings, or old manure. Turn the soil and organic matter over with a hoe. 5. In vegetable gardens and beds of annual flowers, turn the soil only once a year in the spring before you plant.
6. Pick your plants. Vegetables: lettuce, peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers Some plants, such as lettuce are easy to grow from seed. You can sow them directly in the garden.always read the seed packet for information about when to plant, how deep to plant, and how far apart to plant the seeds.heed seasons for sowing your seeds and dont over water or rotting can occur.You can buy containers especially for seedlings, as well as seed-starting soil mixes . Follow seed-packet instructions, and place the containers on a windowsill or under grow lights if you don't have window space. Be sure to keep the seeds and seedlings moist but avoid over watering or rot sets in. An easier method is to buy young plants at your local garden center then just dig them in and water sparingly. 8. Water.Vegetable Seeds & Fruit Seeds Combo Pack (Organic) 980+ Seeds 646263362983 Self Fertile + 8 Free Plant Markers Cucumber Lettuce Cabbage Bell Pepper Blackberry Raspberry Grape Strawberry water daily while they are small.And as the plants get larger lessen the watering. After that, how often you need to water depends on your soil, how warm your climate is, and how often it rains. Dont water plants in the hot period of the day due to scorching them Plants are begging for water when they wilt slightly in the heat of the day. Water slowly and deeply, so the water soaks in To minimize evaporation, water in the early morning. 9. Mulch. To help keep weeds out and water in, cover the soil with a couple of inches of mulch. All sorts of mulch bark or straw even seaweed is ideal . For a vegetable garden or bed of annuals, choose a mulch that decomposes in a few months. 10. Keep watering when required, and pull weeds before they grow too big. Fertilize with a dry fertilizerOrganic Fertilizer Multi-Purpose For All Vegetables, Flowers & Trees Professional Grade by MicroLife Granulated (6-2-4) 7LB about halfway through the season. Use a liquid fertilize every month or so.
easy basic garden
Starting with a basic vegtable plot you can design and plan your garden on a raised vege garden using half round timber interlocking over a large or small area ie to your backyards size requirements. You"ll need seedlings for the correct season for eg. tomatoes & lettuce love the warmer weather in summer before planting use a good peat or blood and bone enriched soil and a fertilizer with liquid plant food also a good natural compost is chick poo or sheep pallets to really give your seedlings or young plants a healthy start in there new garden.Water your garden especially in the warmer weather.
Simple gardens can be placed anywhere there is sun maybe a deck or against a wall maybe facing the house. I have a small and easy perfect plan for you and your first garden.Firstly discuss with the family their favourite veges salads or herbsPlanters' Choice Organic Herb Growing Kit + Herb Grinder - Complete Kit to Easily Grow 4 Herbs from Seed (Basil, Cilantro, Chives & Parsley) with Comprehensive Guide | Unique Gift after all they are consuming the vegetables that you grow and getting your kids to help choose can get them involved in the garden.Fancy lettuces are a great option these plants can be picked gradually leaf by leaf and alongside cherry tomatoes makes a great combo for your salad to complete your barbeque.Silverbeet is also a leafy plant that can be pruned leaf by leaf for a meal in a hurry.A variety of berries & nuts can be fun to grow for the family and fun makes the garden more enjoyable.
Lets look at what tools or utensils are used to launch your first garden if it is a vertical salad garden or wall mounted salad garden these are very much in demand today or a box type timber raised garden.A spade or garden fork to turn the peat enriched soil and fertilizers is a great start or for larger plots a motorised tiller or a manual wooden handled garden hoe can be just as effective plus you benefit physically by turning the soil yourself.
Insects and pests
Snails are a large threat to your vegetables these slimy pests eat most leaves on your plants and need to be eradicated as they can easily overtake your crops that youve toiled hard to grow. Now there are 2 ways you can ward off or kill snails.Firstly use pellets or common table salt that is spread around the base of your plants .if you have pets or love birds use a an organic type of snail pellet.2nd method is spraying. A good cheap natural homemade spray is garlic granules and water mixed together and sprayed on your plants this creates an odour that snails cant stand and white butterflys avoid this natural non toxic mixture too.Apply the spray twice a week. By planting daisys or basil in between your seedlings you create a natural insectcide which flying pests like aphids,butterflies etc.hate.The natural chemical pyrethra given off by these plants act as a deterrent to these insects.
A barbeque area can be a great place to launch a small salad and herb raised garden pictured is a pallet salad garden easily and quickly set up by standing a wooden pallet against a wall on your deck near a sunny spot this is a good locality it adds a focal theme and conversation point over a chilled wine or beer with your friends and guests.If you need a lettuce or sprig of basil in a hurry for a salad its so handy to pick from your garden instantly because of its close proximity to your barbeque.Remembering too that a homegrown sun aided tomato will mostly be more nutritional tastier and fresher than a supermarket produced type of tomato The satisfying part too is sitting up for dinner serving up a nice salad to go with your succullently fried steak and biting into your own freshly grown tomatoes or lettuce cucumber etc.Enhance your bbq entertainment area with outdoor furniture, a pizza oven or even a patio heater to add atmosphere mount some outdoor speakers on the exterior walls and rock some music with your friends.
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