A Simple 7-Step Process to Create a Little Space Vegetable Garden
Just imagine, you can walk right at your yard and pick fully home-grown and fresh vegetables!
Prepare your tools and let us help you start your little space vegetable garden.
Before you start planting
Planning is crucial in growing vegetables and herbs. As a newbie, you should probably start off with a small veggie garden. And after feeling more comfortable and familiar with the procedure, you can then expand bigger. You should note of this idea as for most new gardeners get too hyped and end up growing plenty of vegetables they can’t keep up with, and often dump them to waste.
Determine the location of your garden and visualize the possible position of each vegetable in the raised beds. Of course, this should be an area that is accessible and can receive adequate sunlight and water.
Research about preferable vegetables that you can plant based on your region, climate, etc. These are very important to know if what plants work best in your garden.
Purchase the right tools to make your work easier. Consider buying high-quality tools that will last for years and that may not impede your gardening over time.
Starting Your Little Space Vegetable Garden
In order to control your garden easily, start small first. Here, you can protect, control, and manage your crops with no problem. Using a raised bed or a planting box is the perfect way to start your vegetable garden; however, you can choose from these different types of small veggie space gardening:
- Container gardens a space where you can grow small fruit trees or bushes, and transfer them freely.
- Concrete blocks can be formed like raised beds. You can fill the openings with soil. Plant the little pockets with herbs and the inner with your seed vegetables.
- Vertical garden where tomatoes and cucumbers can grow upward. With the right structure and support, you can grow enough amount of vegetables in upward fashion.
- Hanging planters where you can plant your tomatoes on a bucket or basket.
- Permascaping which can transform your lawns, or any available yard, to sow vegetable seeds. For instance, your landscape property could be a possible area to grow vegetables.
Know your garden soil.
Support the growth of your plants with a healthy soil. For most garden plants, the ideal soil is the loam soil, a combination of three types of soil: sand, silt, and clay soils. But make sure it does not stay too soggy, sandy, and is formed with high clay content.
Feed the soil with organic fertilizer.
It’s also important to add organic fertilizers two weeks before sowing, as it provides nutrients to help the plant grow better. Till the surface using a garden claw until you loosen up the soil and test the temperature of the soil to determine the best time to plant your seeds.
If you want to know what suitable vegetables to grow in your garden space, here’s a cheat sheet you can check.
Maintaining Your Vegetable Garden
Regular water and adequate sunlight are both important in growing your vegetables. But if you have the means to build a drip irrigation system, that’s a relief for you. You should also remove existing weeds that may compete with your vegetable’s water—cultivate and try mulching to control the weeds while improving your soil’s productivity.