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Steps To Grow Your Vegetable Garden

Thinking vegan? Or just incorporating more vegetables as part of a healthier lifestyle? Or maybe you just have green thumbs and want to put them to use in the garden. With these simple steps, you can start your own vegetable garden.

A vegetable garden is a great way to have nutritious, organic options for your recipes. In a time like this, you can feel more secure knowing that the food from your garden can sustain you and your family. You’ll also save money by not having to buy them at the grocery store. You'll find connecting with nature to be therapeutic in the fresh air and sunshine.

1. Pick the right soil

The first thing you need to do when starting a vegetable garden is to find a spot and prepare it. Most veggies need lots of sunlight to grow, so pick a spot that gets sun most of the day. You should then tear up the soil to make it lose.

This way you will be able to plant your vegetables and their roots will be able to grow. It’s almost impossible for little plants to break through compact soil. You can then put organic material in your soil by adding compost or manure. If you don’t have this on hand, you can go pick something up at your local gardening store.

2. What to plant

Now that you have your spot picked out, It’s time to go to the store and buy your plants or seeds. First and foremost, decide on what plants you want to grow. Pick your family’s favorite vegetables first; you don’t want a bunch of food sitting around that no one wants.

Make sure that the vegetables you want will grow where you live. You also want to pick varieties you have the time and space to take care of. It’s no fun to do all that work and come out with half-rate vegetables. Remember that if you’re buying seeds that some will not germinate so you’ll want to buy extra.

3. Layout your garden

Once you've prepared your vegetables and picked what you want to grow, it's time to design the actual layout of your garden. Make a rough sketch of where you want to put each crop so you can make sure you have enough space for everything.

The best way to do this is to get out a sheet of paper and draw your garden. Some plants can grow close together, while other plants need space so they won’t have competition.

Final Thoughts

Creating a vegetable garden is an easy for anyone with the right motivation, and the process doesn't have to be difficult. With these simple steps, you can get your hands dirty and get growing!

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