It is getting to the point in the year where work is going on break and we are finally free to enjoy the festivities and go on a well deserved break. Planting one's own garden allows for some DIY projects around the house, including that veggie garden you have always wanted. Starting your own vegetable patch may be easier than you think and doesn’t have to be time-consuming and tedious. Many of us try and remain productive throughout this time and as such need a project. What better project than learning how to plant your own vegetable garden. Now for those who are struggling to learn the basics, this article will both inspire and instruct you on the best seeds to sown and the best vegetables to crop.

Location, Location, Location

The first step is always the easy one and it is simply to choose an ideal location for your garden bed. Vegetables require approximately six to eight hours of sunlight a day, so make sure to choose a spot with this in mind. It is important to choose a location that is slightly elevated, avoiding an area that could become waterlogged. Choosing areas that will see your garden on a higher location will provide optimum results as they will not be clogged down with runoff water. Building the garden bed will be the next step. Planning your veggie garden layout is an important step because most vegetables need a particular amount of space in order to thrive. Some of the easiest vegetables to grow for beginners include perennial herbs such as rosemary, mind and thyme, zucchini and cherry tomatoes. Plants like zucchini and tomatoes will continue to flourish throughout the season whereas other plants such as carrots will only produce once. It is imperative to study up on what vegetables suit the vegie patch.

Check your soil

When planting a vegetable garden, it is important to make sure that the soil is rich and safe for the harvest to prosper. To create an organic garden fill with the very best soil, add compost to reap the benefits later. Not only does it allow the vegetables to grow and reach their full potential it is perfect for the control of food waste. After ensuring the vegetable garden is safe, secure and ready for the sowing of future delicious vegetable seeds, in a perfect location and rich soil, all you have to do is simply care for it. Ensure the plants receive enough nutrients. Water your garden early in the morning if possible and try to weed the garden bed weekly to stop weeds reaching seeding maturity. Anyone can start their own veggie garden and benefit long term from the abundances of fresh veggies.

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