How To Plant A Vegetable Garden

28th May 2013

How To Plant A Vegetable Garden

Have you ever wanted to plant a vegetable garden and not know how to get started? It's so easy that anyone with a little time and a little space can do it.

First pick a spot in your yard that gets plenty of sunlight. If you don't have ground to use, consider building an above ground garden which is very popular these days. Landscaping timbers can be used to frame it in and bags of soil can be purchased for the dirt.

Prepare the ground by using a rototiller to loosen the soil and break up all of the clumps. Once the ground is good and loose, rake it with a garden rake to smooth it out.

Determine what you want to grow in your garden and how much you will need. Purchase the plants and seeds. You will want plants for tomatoes, green peppers, cabbage, and any others that you see that you might want to add. Buy seeds for corn, green beans, okra, cucumbers, carrots, beets, peas and anything else that looks good to you while shopping for those. The choices are endless and you will figure out which you want to grow after experimenting for a few years with different choices.

To plant the plants, simply dig a small hole, set your plant down in it, add a cup of water and cover. Press firmly around the plant and you are done.

To plant the seeds, refer to the package instructions as to how deep to plant and how far apart. Take a garden hoe and dig a small trench the length of your garden for your rows. Drop the seeds in according to the directions and then cover. Tap lightly to firm up the soil.

The hard part is done, enjoy watching your garden grow.