Often those who have never grown a garden wonder why anyone would want to go to the trouble of doing so. But anyone who has ever enjoyed the sweet taste of fresh tomatoes or corn picked straight from the garden knows why. There is satisfaction and enjoyment rolled into one. If someone is a complete beginner then they may wonder how to start a garden.
It is easier when a beginner is willing to start out with a small garden with 3 or four items than trying to go big with many items. Anyone who has ever grown a vegetable garden that is too big quickly finds it is hard to find how to use it all. If the food is not going to be eaten by the family and the gardener is not planning on making a business that sells fresh vegetables, then it will be difficult to use what is there before it goes bad.
What Are Some Recommended Vegetables That Can Be Grown?
Some of the most popular vegetables to grow and ones that will not take too much attention are tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and corn. Many people like beans and they are not so hard to grow. But picking snap beans is backbreaking work. Not too many people are going to want to have to go through the difficulty of picking the snap beans.
Onions and cucumbers will need to be set in fertile ground and at the right depth. Tomatoes are sensitive to frost, so if the weather is calling for a frost the tomato plant will need to be covered with plastic to keep the frost off.
Where Is The Best Place To Plant A Garden?
If it is a vegetable garden this is often determined by what is available. So the best choices are not always possible. If the gardener has a piece of land in their backyard that is suitable, then this is where the garden will go. If this is an urban situation then if there is a balcony or something similar and pots can be placed there then that will be where the garden will go.
Whenever possible it is best to have the garden in a location where sunlight can reach the plants for at least six hours a day. When the plants get more sunlight they will not only yield more, but the taste will be much more delightful.
The most important thing is that a beginner gardener grows things they enjoy. As well as vegetables it is, of course, possible to grow flowers, too. In fact, it is often recommended that a person includes marigolds in their vegetable garden to discourage rabbits from entering and eating the plants and vegetables.
Traditional row planting is not always needed or possible. Consider growing plants upward instead of outward. A good example is tying tomato plants to a pole or fence allowing them to grow much higher than they otherwise would.
Gardening is a wonderful activity that can provide exercise, give the gardener a sense of accomplishment and provide delicious food to eat for the whole family. The key to success is starting small with a few vegetables and maybe a couple of flower beds to gain the experience needed to get good results. Learning how to start a garden is simply a matter of picking a place for it and deciding what to grow.