Tips on Starting a Veggie Garden

March 17, 2017

Always wanted to start a veggie garden, but keep making excuses and never end up getting around to it? Then keep reading. Veggies from your own garden are not only much more flavourful, there are health benefits too! With the increasing amounts of GMOs and pesticides in our produce, veggies from your own garden are some of the freshest and healthiest produce out there. Here are our top ten tips and tricks for starting your own veggie garden:

1. Location, Location, Location

It’s all about the sun! Make sure you start your veggie garden in an area that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight per day. Sun is one of the key nutrients that really makes your veggies grow and is therefore a crucial component to your successful veggie garden.

2. Amp Up Your Soil Game

Soil provides plants with nutrients to make them grow strong and most importantly taste great. Opt for an organic soil for best results and pair with a natural fertilizer such as compost or horse manure.

3. Timing is Key

You will need to plan what you want to grow depending on what season it is. Check out this useful link from The Old Farmer’s Almanac which tells you when to plant which veggies depending on your specific location: http://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-dates/postalcode/M3H%206C3

4. Buy Good Seeds

By making sure your seeds are high quality you are taking the first step in ensuring your plants are destined for tasty success. Try visiting your local greenhouse or farmers market for some more local and natural options.

5. Plan Your Plot

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, an ideal size for a beginner is around 16×10 feet. This size can approximately feed a family of four, so scale up or down according to your needs.

We hope you enjoyed our tips and tricks for starting your vegetable garden this spring. For some more inspiration check out the following links:

http://www.canadianliving.com/home-and-garden/article/how-to-start-a-vegetable-garden

http://www.bhg.com/gardening/vegetable/vegetables/planning-your-first-vegetable-garden/

http://www.gardeners.com/how-to/vegetable-gardening/5069.html

As usual if you have any questions or concerns feel free to reach out to us at info@linleyparkestates.ca

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