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How to start a vegetable garden

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Starting your first garden can be an overwhelming experience. There are many choices to be made. First you have to decide where you want your garden. You should find a spot that has ample sunlight. You also have to your soil type. This can be done by contacting your local Cooperative Extension office. Sometimes all you really have to do is ask the nice elderly lady that you always working on her yard.

Next you have to prepare your soil. There are several different methods. If you have a lot grass growing you might want to lay some heavy plastic over it several weeks in advance to kill all of the grass. If you do not choose to do this do not worry. You will be fine.

Just make sure to till your garden. Tiling your garden allows oxygen to get deep down into the ground. Looser soil will allow the plants to get more nutrients. Also this might be a good time to add some potting soil to the mix. Although again this is not a necessity it does help.

Next you need to decide what you will plant. Typical personal vegetable gardens consist of a wide variety of vegetables including tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and tomatoes. Read the specifics when planting your seeds. Planting them in rows will allow you to travel between each row. You will need plenty of space to pull weeds and (if you are lucky) pick your fresh vegetables. Each plant requires a slightly different approach. If you want to grow potatoes just potatoes sit until they start sprouting spuds.

Gardening can be a very therapeutic and fulfilling activity. It can also save you and your family a lot of money. If you treat your garden with care it will provide you with fresh fruits and vegetables through the entire summer. You can even can your own vegetables and have them all year round.



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