Creating a vegetable garden in your back yard is a great way to serve your family fresh vegetables each day. There is nothing better than a serving a fresh salad with dinner each night. Growing a garden is easier than you may think. If you have the space in the yard, you can plant the vegetables right in the ground. All you would need to do is prepare the soil by mixing it was some compost or manure. After the soil is prepared, you would simply dig a hole and add your vegetable plants. If you do not have the space in the yard, you can plant your vegetables in 5 gallon buckets. This is very easy to do. You would simply poke holes in the bottom of the bucket, fill it with potting soil, and add the vegetable plants.
After your plants are in the soil, there is not much maintenance required. All you would need to do is water the plants daily, and is necessary to know how to water your vegetable plants. It is important to understand that you cannot water the plants anytime that you feel like it. It is important to water your plants as early in the morning as possible. This is the time that the sun is at its weakest, and it is the coolest time of the day. If you wait until the sun is beating down on your plants, it can cause the leaves to scald, damaging the plants greatly. It is important to give the plants a good soaking. They will need the water when the sun comes out. Watering the plants is more than just soaking the soil. You should make sure that you give the leaves a good soaking as well. This will protect them from the hot sun and it will give them the nutrients that they need.
If you were unable to get out to the garden before the sun comes out, it is best to wait until the evening, when the sun goes down and it cools down outside. Letting them go the day without watering them is safer than watering them in the hot sun.
If you want to give your plants extra nutrients, it is a good idea to use a plant food, such as Miracle Grow once a week. Like watering, you should feed your plants early in the morning or in the evening. Feeding your plants is easier than you may think. You can purchase a plant food which connects right to your hose, and will mix with the water. If you do not have a hose, you can use a watering can to give your plants the nutrients that they need.
As long as you faithfully water your plants at the optimal time, they should begin producing vegetables within a month or two. It is important to harvest the vegetables as soon as they are ripe. If you wait too long, they can become over ripe and crack. Ripe vegetables are also prey for animals who are looking for a snack.
Growing a vegetable garden is relatively simple. As long as you water and harvest the plants properly, you will have fresh vegetables all season long.