How to Start A Backyard Vegetable Garden

How to Start A Backyard Vegetable Garden

There is no better way to get back to nature than to create a backyard garden. What’s better than connecting to nature through food!!!

Gardening is good for you in so many ways, fresh air and exercise, the enjoyable kind of exercise, not the boring kind a gym offers. There is a kind of peacefulness in the garden and it spreads and grows in you. The solitude is very healthy and is the best way to control stress.

Gardens are creative in so many ways because you get to design and choose many things in your garden. What food you will grow, what you will grow it in, clay pots, wooden planters, or whatever you come up with, also the layout of your garden is all up to you, so let your imagination run wild. I could go on and on. I get very excited about all that. Let’s get started!

Step one is choosing the best spot for your garden. You want a spot that gets a lot of sun, a spot that it sunny most of the day.

Here is how to decide. Go out in your yard at 10 am and walk around and notice which spots get the morning sun. Then go out again at 2 pm and look around and see if the same spot that was in the sun at 10am is still in the sun. Ok, one more trip out to the yard at 4pm to see which spot gets the sun at 10, 2, and 4. That will be a great spot for your garden.

It is a very, very good idea to have a fence around your garden. You will soon notice that everything and everyone is drawn to your little paradise and a fence will protect it and keep the critters out.

Now, I have put up a lot of fencing on my homestead through the years and believe me when I say it can be a lot of hard work. All my experience is going to help you now, because I’m going to tell you the best and easiest fencing to choose that will last and last.

You can find this fencing and posts at some of the big farm supply stores, and here it is . . . . . 50 inch hog panels, they come in 16 foot sections, are sturdy and easy to put up, they look really, really nice, they will last a long time, and some veggies like to grow up them, like cucumbers and beans.

I know a few people might not have room for a garden that size but don’t worry because the panels can be cut in half with a simple hack saw, so two panels will make an eight by eight foot garden.

They are rigid metal so no pulling and stretching like on wire fencing. I use 4×4 posts for the corners and metal T posts in the center of my 16 foot panels. For the gate I simply cut a 32 inch piece off the end of one panel with my hack saw and used U nails to nail it to the corner post, Boom, simple gate.

I plan on having a couple ducks in my garden, a compost bin and lots, and lots of healthy food. Stay tuned on Becky Sunshine’s garden adventures.

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-Becky Sunshine

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50 Comments

  1. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 5:57 am

    im wating

  2. beauty king on November 24, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Read this . After laying how many eggs can does a lay before sitting on them? / my hn is new hampshire red breed

  3. tanya stolp on November 24, 2019 at 5:59 am

    Do you have deer in your yard? I’m trying to build an affordable garden fence, to keep the deer out. I have about 12 deer that come around frequently.

  4. Susan DeSantell on November 24, 2019 at 6:00 am

    Becky, you’re the best! Your easy-going [yet informative!] nature makes me smile! Please keep saying, "Let’s Goooooo!" 🙂 P.S. I am starting my first ever veggie garden this spring–so, these videos are immensely helpful! We are out in WI though, so lots to learn with all of the cold weather elements to factor in here! Here’s to SPRING and flourishing gardens!

  5. trans-tn on November 24, 2019 at 6:02 am

    Becky – please look into this new way of growing – This is awesome and will also prevent some common issues we all have growing food.
    Check Janet in AL – Her channel is Farmer Brown’s Paradise
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpINSSXEHN8&t=180s
    Her info on this channel is amazing, you guys should get together and teach everyone about it.

  6. roblox gamer 200 on November 24, 2019 at 6:03 am

    you need more pigs so neil has friends

  7. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:06 am

    im wating

  8. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:08 am

    you are the best

  9. Chelsea Riley on November 24, 2019 at 6:08 am

    You are soooo adorable!! I loved this video! It made me so happy to see you having fun with your garden 💛

  10. Shelly Smith on November 24, 2019 at 6:10 am

    This is EXACTLY the point I am at right now!!!! I just built a compost bin out of pallets but it’s so windy here I think I’ll have to cover the pile with a tarp to keep moisture in. Do you get all scientific and use one of those long thermometers to check your compost pile? I want to keep it wet and hot enough but don’t want to create a big slimy rotting mess that isn’t turning into compost.

  11. oh shit a rat on November 24, 2019 at 6:10 am

    This was very Helpful! I am 8 years old and trying to make my own garden so my family doesn’t have to go to the market anymore. 😂😂

  12. Furqan Qureshi on November 24, 2019 at 6:12 am

    First video from you and I fall in love with your vids.

  13. Keep the Faith on November 24, 2019 at 6:12 am

    Compost that horse and chicken poo..compost one year..and in the box layer old straw..with manure.. then cover with news paper..and mulch….presto…no weeds..I’m sure you have done it…
    ***
    I did a 30×70.. using short t post and 3 ft chicken wire fence…..but I also have a lot of raised beds around the house and a borrowed plot 30×200…but this is my last year to use it..I just cannot keep up all of it..

  14. Earl Baxter on November 24, 2019 at 6:14 am

    2 Things ms. becky… First get a small pair of bolt cutters those will cut your wire panels alot better second what part of fla do you live in if you don’t mind me asking county will be fine. i am just curious about something.

  15. Aavale' Storm on November 24, 2019 at 6:15 am

    I like that you do it yourself because it proves it can be done.

  16. Flying Chef on November 24, 2019 at 6:17 am

    Anchor the fence piece so it doesn’t move and use the entire length of the hack saw blade.

  17. Amanda Pardee on November 24, 2019 at 6:18 am

    You are such a pleasure to watch! This was my first video and definitely not my last!

  18. Brendan Duffy on November 24, 2019 at 6:20 am

    you’re a very cool lady

  19. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:21 am

    you are the best

  20. Bryan Smith on November 24, 2019 at 6:23 am

    you are literally the female gardening version of bob ross… i am inspired by your passion . i love yoi….whoa sorry i meant i love you *

  21. gail bader on November 24, 2019 at 6:24 am

    Look at you girl!!! You’ve got muscles…

  22. Kara-Ryan Fitzgerald on November 24, 2019 at 6:28 am

    What an awesome channel!!!🌹❤️

  23. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:28 am

    im wating

  24. inderwink on November 24, 2019 at 6:29 am

    🍎Love the duck idea!🍎👩🏻‍🌾👍🏻

  25. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:31 am

    pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez reply

  26. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:31 am

    just reply

  27. Paloma Healing on November 24, 2019 at 6:35 am

    Good thing you don’t have any back problems!😁😁😁

  28. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:36 am

    im gona cry

  29. Treasure's Pandora on November 24, 2019 at 6:37 am

    I love your voice and so sweet😍😍😍

  30. Nancy Lee on November 24, 2019 at 6:39 am

    Your voice is very cute

  31. Jorge Canales on November 24, 2019 at 6:40 am

    Can you make an update video or a garden tour?

  32. Rude Rigo on November 24, 2019 at 6:40 am

    I wish you are here Becky so we can build a garden. Love your voice so much.

  33. Christy Tipps on November 24, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Me and my mom enjoy watching your videos. My is wanting to have some chickens, and also have garden. Thanks for helping people like us. Know we can do it. So this spring we’re going to try some of your ideas.

  34. abdul raufnisar on November 24, 2019 at 6:41 am

    your white rooster with red crest or plume s so beautiful ,,,

  35. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:42 am

    i have a dog that eats birds i want chickens but im sceard she will eat the chickens eny thinc i kood do

  36. Eric Edwards on November 24, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Do a vlog at the feed store

  37. abdul raufnisar on November 24, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Hi becky great jone you jist did,,, you could create yur own composte,,, well done. keep it up..

  38. EvePlayz MSP on November 24, 2019 at 6:44 am

    Great video becky! You make great videos ❤️ greetings from Ireland 🇮🇪

  39. Kara-Ryan Fitzgerald on November 24, 2019 at 6:45 am

    I’m so glad I found you. 🌸💖🌹❤️

  40. Darth Vegan on November 24, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Have you ever watched vegangains

  41. Angel Kazmir on November 24, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Hey Becky I love your videos they have really inspired me to live more naturally and self sufficient. Thank you so much you are awsome!

  42. pk omega thunders on November 24, 2019 at 6:46 am

    Hi Becky um uh your prolly not gonna see this but uhhhhhhhh you should not watch my channel oh yeah chicken update they are 10 months

  43. Flawless Fluidity on November 24, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Hi Becky! What’s the best way to keep snakes out of your garden?

  44. kate sand on November 24, 2019 at 6:49 am

    I love gardening 💙

  45. Connor focy Pearce on November 24, 2019 at 6:50 am

    you are a bit of kit😠😠😠😠😲😲😲😈😈😈😈😤👎👎👎👎👎

  46. Tamar Komla on November 24, 2019 at 6:50 am

    Thanks for the garden ducks idea! Will anything eat stink bugs?

  47. Evelyn Robles on November 24, 2019 at 6:51 am

    You inspire me thanks for your grandma pineapple cheesecake recipe delicious 😋

  48. Kristie Bulla on November 24, 2019 at 6:51 am

    Becky, thank you for another great video! You’ve inspired me to move my dynamic duck duo into my garden this year! Could you please tell me about your post hole digger? It looks so much nicer than the one I have!! I’d love to get the brand and/or where it came from. Thank you so much for everything you do!

  49. Liz Lane on November 24, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Love your plans for your garden! How exciting! You have SO much energy, Becky! Impressive! That sweet sweet Lincoln! Oh my goodness what a sweetheart! I loved when he was sitting there wanting you to give him a snuggle! What kind of dog is Lincoln? Dogs are such a sweet part of life! 🙂 Love your videos–you are encouraging, inspiring and a great teacher!

  50. Jashim Ahmed on November 24, 2019 at 6:52 am

    Which town do you live? Please reply.

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