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Why Not Grow a Vegetable Garden

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The price of food in the markets only rises in one direction! To solve this problem, more and more families have kept vegetable gardens.

But gardens are not just multiplied for economic reasons. Employees find that "getting to the ground" while gardening is a nice change from their usual schedule. Another important reason why people garden is to bring more nutritious and tasty vegetables to your table.

A garden also has benefits for young people. It can be used to give them a sense of responsibility, the need to regularly take care of what is assigned to them. Learning to identify different plants expands the child's knowledge and makes him aware of the great variety of plants that adorn our earthly home.

How do I maintain my garden? There are several practical tips and suggestions that, if not already known and followed, can make your first garden a productive success.


A word on the ground

There are basically three types of terrain. The best way to grow vegetables is sludge. Why? Because clay is rich in humus, organic matter from living things that died, rotted and returned to the ground. Clay is dark, soft and brittle. Although it retains water, it also provides drainage and is fairly easy to dig.

The other two main types of soil, clay and sand, are not as rich. However, with a lot of work and adding the right nutrients to these soils, some vegetables can usually grow there. Think, for example, of clay. It is usually light in color and consists of very small particles. They stick together, resulting in poor drainage. However, when sand, peat and bone meal are mixed with clay along with other nutrients in the soil, they may become suitable for cultivation.

Unlike clay and coarse texture, sand may require special work, but some vegetables may grow in it. Asparagus, for example, prefers slightly sandy soils. Your soil is probably a combination of the three base types. A gardener can probably give you specific advice on how to best treat the soil you use.

Even if you have the best soil in your garden, it will only produce well if it is properly prepared. Opinions vary on the best way to achieve this. According to many gardeners, the soil is ideally partially ready for planting in the spring of last year. When it is completely hollow and reaches a depth of about one foot, the humidity decreases during the winter months. The fertilizer can be processed into the soil at the same time; This is done to condition the soil.


A growing organic garden movement is to avoid chemical fertilizers. These gardeners use only organic materials, such as manure and compost as fertilizers. Once upon a time, organic products were only available on farms. Today, processed organic fertilizers can be purchased from nurseries as easily as chemical varieties.

In addition, some gardeners in the city have found that organic fertilizers are available at low or no cost. Most cities have stables and zoos where gardeners can take or buy animal feces to fertilize. Then there is the treated clay. When mixed with grass clippings or straw, clay can be an excellent fertilizer. It can be obtained in treatment plants. The fertilizer applied to many beautiful golf courses is nothing but clay sold under a trade name and at a high cost.


If you prepare the soil during the growing season, it can be a little harder to work. Weeds must be pulled up and the soil removed when it is sufficiently dry. Then it is possible to add a processed fertilizer. Addition of fresh manure at this time is generally not recommended as it is likely to burn the plants. The ground surface can be scraped to prevent caves that can cause water to accumulate.


Knowing where your garden is and something about the soil can help you determine which vegetables can be grown in it.

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