Vegetable gardening at home signifies many things to many individuals – for quite a few people it may be financially prudent to cultivate their own vegetable whereas for many others it is a pleasurable pursuit to grow vegetables. You might be interested in knowing whether your soil is just right for cultivating vegetables. Rest assured that even the most awful soil could be renewed and transformed to produce a decent crop. Four vital aspects need to be committed to memory regarding gardening in general and vegetable gardening at home in particular. To grow and harvest healthy vegetables you should give due consideration to the soil conditions.
1. Every garden requires nutrients and enriched soil contains essential plant elements.
2. Appropriate Cultivation
3. Right Temperature
4. Proper Moisture
In case you are planning to start a vegetable garden at home, then you should be aware that the soil does not continue to stay enriched naturally but rather plants tend to drain the soil of its natural resources. Regular cultivation is necessary for keeping the soil rich as it aids in converting the raw food for the plants into accessible forms of food. A gardener enthusiastic about setting up a home vegetable garden should regularly put in plant food and manure into the soil from external supplies. The gardener should also ascertain the garden spot that receives the maximum sunlight, which in turn indicates a very high temperature in this area. All plants, whether they are trees, vegetables, flowers or fruits require warm sunshine if they need to grow and flourish. Lastly, every garden requires lots of moisture and hence there should be frequent watering to make certain moisture seeps down to the plant roots.
Establishing a successful home vegetable garden calls for locating the ideal place for raising vegetables, having soil that is properly turned over, enriched with nutrients and which is open to plenty of sunlight and heat and has proper drainage. In the first place, you should make up your mind what you wish to grow and where would be the location. Annual plants like rhubarbs, for instance, should be grown together at one corner of the vegetable garden. Vegetables like onions and carrots that are available throughout the season should be planted together. According to the space remaining, you can grow other crops like lettuce or peas. Study garden books for guidelines on sowing seeds and so on and record it against your selected vegetables. In this case, you need not spend countless hours trying to get the necessary information.
If you have a tiny space at your disposal, then your vegetable garden will adopt an intensive approach where the plants are packed densely together. Vegetables that grow best in such conditions are asparagus, beet cauliflower, kale, lettuce, carrots, Swiss chard cabbage, and tomatoes. The optimum season for cultivating vegetables is late in the spring, which produces a yield in the summer season even though beet, cauliflower, and carrots can be sown in June and harvested in October or November.

Abhishek Agarwal

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