Why You Should Grow a Vegetable Garden

Why You Should Grow a Vegetable Garden

Article by Nichole Weathers

Soaring food prices, gasoline costs have doubled over the years and may double again in the coming years; everything seems to be going up except your salary and stock market. In addition to that, eulogy buffs claim that today’s store- brought food don’t have enough nutrition and dangerous chemicals are used on its production.Because of this, the idea of today, despite in the heights of technology, is to save money thru grow your own vegetables, and start sprouting radishes, tomatoes, squash, lettuce, from flowers to vegetables and millions of people have now at best grow some of their own food and not all of them are “born farmers”. With just a little information and some knowledge of soil, climate, pests, and plant diseases is what it takes to grow a productive garden and become successful.

Plants have already been developed that are climate and disease resistant and its control methods, protective techniques are now available; fertilizers to enrich any kind of soil, and there a lot of garden shop operators, government officials and teachers at agricultural colleges to help willingly and offer their own support and advices on solving problems that may arise. To grow your own vegetables, it is better to look after a small garden well than having a large garden which may get too hard to manage. A small area of a three bed is successful for new gardeners. A soil of good physical condition should have a loose, crumbly structure capable of absorbing and holding water and its nutrients, is well aerated and drains easily. Sandy soil can be also improved by adding moisture holding materials such as animal manure, mushroom compost, garden compost, vermiculites or peat moss.

Finally, the family will decide what vegetables they like to grow. The cut-and-come again vegetables- broccoli, celery (pick green outside leaves progressively), tomatoes and capsicum for high yields and for good continuous harvesting vegetables- the loose hearted types of lettuce, rhubarb and silver beet, salad vegetables and leaf crops for their extra flavored freshness. For less garden space in grow your own vegetables, new dwarf or bush varieties are available like dwarf or mini tomatoes, bush marrow (zucchini), bush pumpkin and bush squash can be grown in large pots or tubs.

About the Author

Nichole Weathers is a freelance writer who loves growing vegetables. Check out her site for more information on how to grow vegetables.

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