Planting a Vegetable Garden

Planting a vegetable garden is much more than just sowing the seeds and watering the plants from time to time. It is a known fact that plants also respond to emotions. Hence, the more love and attachment you have with your plants, better would be the fruits and vegetables you get out of it. For a real gardening enthusiast, planting a vegetable garden would be one of the most productive and heartwarming thing he or she might do. As said by an eminent gardener, “Planting can be termed as the third P; the other two being, ‘Planning’ the garden and, ‘Preparing’ the soil.”

While planting a vegetable garden, always make sure that there is an ample amount of sunlight falling on the garden for at least 6 hours a day. The location of the garden should be such that there is a good availability of water, the land is fertile and the drainage system is equally efficient. Before planting a vegetable garden, decide upon a vegetable garden layout. Consider things like location, soil quality, water resources and drainage. There shouldn’t be too many trees and other plants around the garden as the water might be utilized by those plants and trees leaving your own garden short of water.

The vegetables to be planted should be such that you and the rest of the family members should be ok with the vegetable. While planting a vegetable garden, ask yourself whether you will be able to handle a large garden with a variety of vegetables or a small vegetable garden just to keep your enthusiasm alive. For starters, it is always advisable to plant a small vegetable garden as it involves lesser maintenance and also helps you learn more.

It is important to remember a few things while planting a vegetable garden. Decide upon a vegetable garden map and design, prepare the soil, get all the related things necessary such as water connection, fertilizers and manure etc and finally decide and plant the vegetable seeds. One of the most essential thing to be kept in mind before we even plan out these things is that whether you are responsible and enthusiastic enough to be able to handle a vegetable garden.