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How To Plan The Perfect Vegetable Garden Layout

By on August 15, 2020 in Gardening with 0 Comments

Lately, vegetable gardening has become just as popular as going to the grocery store for produce.  Growing your own vegetables is way cheaper than going to a store and having to buy it.  Let’s be honest usually, homegrown vegetables taste so much better.  Let us take a look at how to plan the perfect vegetable garden layout.

perfect vegetable garden layout

What’s the perfect vegetable garden layout?

Vegetable gardening is no different than growing fresh herbs or flowers.  You just need to follow the proper steps and make sure the plants are giving the proper care.  If you do  they will flourish and produce very tasty vegetables.  The perfect vegetable garden layout if easier then you think.,

What to do first

You must decide what size of garden you wish to plant and then select a place for it.  Your perfect garden layout needs good drainage, good airflow, and good, deep soil.

It also needs to be able to get as much sunlight as possible.

Because vegetable gardens have such tasty rewards, many animals, such as dogs, rabbits, deer, and many others will try and get to your veggies. One way to prevent this is to surround your garden with a fence or put out a trap to catch mice, moles, and other animals.

Preparation before starting a vegetable garden

Before planting, the soil must be properly prepared. Good soil for vegetable gardening is achieved by cultivation and the application of organic materials. The soil must be tilled (ploughed) to control weeds and mix mulch into the soil.

If you have a small garden, spading could be a better bet than ploughing. Mulching is also a vital part of soil preparation. Organic matter added to the soil releases nitrogen, minerals, and other nutrients plants need to thrive.

The most popular and best type of mulch you can use is compost. While the kind and amount of fertilizer used depends on the soil and types of plants, there are some plants that have specific needs; leafy plants, like cabbage, spinach, and lettuce usually grow better with more nitrogen, while root crops like potatoes, beets, turnips, and carrots require more potash.

Tomatoes and beans use less fertilizer, while plants like onions, celery, and potatoes need a larger amount.

Planning the perfect vegetable garden layout

One thing that is vitally important in vegetable gardening is making sure you have the perfect vegetable garden layout. There is no single plan that will work for every garden due to varying conditions.

One popular way to arrange a vegetable garden is to plant vegetables needing only limited space together, such as radishes, lettuce, beets, and spinach, and those that require more room together, such as corn, pumpkins, and potatoes.

Try and plant tall growing plants towards the back of the garden and shorter ones in the front so that their sunlight does not get blocked.

Picking the right time of year

When you are finally ready to begin planting your vegetable garden, make sure and plant at the right time of year. If you are dying to get an early start, you may want begin your garden inside in a hotbed and then transplant when the weather permits.

After you are finished planting, make sure your vegetables receive the appropriate amount of water, which depends on the type of plant. Most plants will need the equivalent to about an inch of water per week.

Weeds must be controlled in vegetable gardening because they will take up water, light, and nutrients meant for the vegetables and they often bring disease and insects to the garden. You can get rid of weeds by cultivation or mulching. To protect against disease and insects you can buy seeds that are disease resistant or use controlled chemicals.

Vegetable gardening is many people’s favourite form of gardening because you can actually taste the fruits of your labour. Vegetable gardening is not that expensive to start.  You will certainly appreciate the taste of homegrown veggies definitely beat out that of supermarket vegetables.

Your vegetable gardening days can be full of produce.  Just take the proper precautions when planting and continue maintenance of your garden.

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About the Author: Chris Carr is a well-travelled full-time writer. That loves spending time at home or in the garden. Chris regularly writes for several homes, garden and lifestyle blogs. Sharing what the best of what she's learnt along the way. .

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