Go ahead, let’s face it: the cost of living is increasing. Don’t worry because every problem has a solution. There’s a way to save money, but not compromising the health of your family. One way is to have your own vegetable garden in your backyard. Plant any vegetables you and your family loves to eat in every season of the year. That’s right, grow year round
These are some vegetable gardening tips that may help you to build your own vegetable garden spot.
#1: Usually vegetables require 6 hours of sunlight a day. But, there are some that require 8 hours. So, choose a good patch with ample sunlight. Maximize the space by planting several kinds of vegetables. Plan ahead, and even sketch it out on paper.
#2: During the dry season, your vegetables will need additional water every day. Especially, when they are setting fruit.
#3: Beware of pests during the sprouting season. The earlier you discover them, the better. If the pests are present, never use chemical pesticides on your plants, especially when they are close to being harvested. Remember, organic gardening is not only healthy, it’s environmentally friendly, too.
#4: Recycle those vegetable wastes you have in your kitchen! Instead of throwing them in the trash bin, you could make compost out of it to use next spring.
#5: Aside from maintaining your vegetables, you should protect your garden from pests and other animals– even your pet or your neighbourhood’s pets. Wandering dogs, cats, and rabbits love to raid vegetable gardens. Build a fence or look into a natural detterent for these critters. We like fences, too, because they double as trellis to support your vegetables that grow as a vine.