Because of all the pesticides in the market, some people are very skeptical when it comes to getting fruits and vegetables that they eat. Most of us prefer organically grown greens because of the risks that pesticides and other chemicals used on plants possess. These pesticides can harm our systems and cause us problems in the future. What better way to ensure that what you’re eating is healthy than by growing it in your own backyard? Starting a vegetable garden may sound like a lot of hard work but with the right knowledge, it’s as easy as one two three!
First thing that you should do in starting a vegetable garden is to do research. It is best to read on what type of vegetables you want to grow and if it is suitable for the climate in your place. You wouldn’t want to waste precious time and resources so make the most of what you can get. Also, decide if you want to start from seeds or seedlings.
Fertilizer can also be made at home using a compost bin. Once you have a deep hole or compost bin, you can put all of your food scraps in it to decompose. Ideally you will want to have the waste turning in to compost 7 months prior to using it so that it is completely decomposed when you are ready to use it.
You will also need to pick a spot for your garden. The best place is to put it is where the sun can get at it for most of the day. Plants feed off sunlight so it makes sense to do it like that.
Since you don’t have much garden experience, I would recommend you grow easy things like beans, onions, and potatoes. While you may not know what some of the vegetables are, I’m sure you can ask a friend or farmer who will know.
Building a fence around your garden will ensure that you don’t lose your crop to animals, homeless people, or soil disturbances. You don’t need to drain the bank account to take care of it. You can use anything that will act to keep people and animals out of your garden.