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Growing Fruits & VegetablesGrowing Fruits and Vegetables

Growing your own fruits and vegetables at home can be immensely rewarding. It enables you to provide healthy, homegrown food for the table, and an interesting vegetable garden design as a decorative element to your yard.





Vegetable Garden Planning

vegetable garden planning


If you want to grow vegetables that you can eat, you will find that thorough vegetable garden planning really pays off. So before you do anything else, do some thorough vegetable garden planning.


Vegetable garden planning involves selecting a suitable site, ensuring you have the necessary supplies, deciding how best to prepare the soil, and what to plant. Vegetable garden planning also involves a plan for irrigation as well as fertilization, and pest control if needed.


An essential element of good vegetable garden planning is to introduce companion planting to your patch. Because some plants grow better alongside others, there are some commonly accepted combinations, and with proper vegetable garden planning, you can accommodate a number of these. For example, nasturtiums repel aphids from peas and beetles from cucumbers and pumpkin.


vegetable garden planning To make your vegetable garden planting easy, ensure you have the proper plant accessories. One tool, that is a must when vegetable garden planting, is a strong staking system for vining and unruly plants. A staking system like this can make your vegetable garden planning a cinch by preventing a garden takeover. Large vines and arms growing into other plants and drowning them can make your vegetable garden a nightmare.


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