Will this be the summer you finally get around to planting a vegetable garden in your backyard? You don’t need acres to grow a garden. Even if you live smack dab in the middle of the city, you’ll have no trouble getting your garden growing. All it takes is a little planning and these helpful backyard garden tips:
Pick Your Perfect Produce
Here are the basics of starting your own garden: Seeds, sun, water and soil. With some hydroponic hanging plants, you don’t even need the soil. First consideration is to decide what you want to grow. Think about what you would put into a salad. Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers are a good start. Certain plants like tomatoes and peppers will continue to grow throughout the summer. Other items like carrots, corn or radishes pop up just once per season.
There is also a wide variety of herbs that can be planted along side your veggies. These can be used in all your cooking. Basil, rosemary, thyme and oregano are the easy herbs to get blooming.
If you have a dirt backyard then you’re halfway home. What you should do is section off your garden with some wood planks. You might discover that rabbits and other critters like their veggies too. You can easily stake out some mesh netting to keep them away. A 10′ x 10′ is really all you need.
No dirt in your backyard? Not a problem. Container gardening is the way to go. You can use any type of containers from the ones you would get at nursery to a plastic tub. Before pouring in your dirt, poke a few holes in the bottom of the container to let the water flow.
The Right Dirt
In the backyard garden, you might have to nurse your soil a bit especially if you’ve never grown out there. If you’re growing on what used to be a patch of grass then you’ll be off to a good start because you know that area is somewhat fertile. Every garden will benefit from added nutrients. These can be found in bags of top soil, compost or peat moss.
Once your garden is planted, you’ve got to step up the TLC. This is actually the fun part. As you water the plants, check in for weeds and bug infestation. There are plenty of non-toxic recipes you can use to keep the bugs off your plants. You’ll want to use a little hoe to keep turning your soil. That will keep the weeds at bay. Finally, don’t be stingy with the fertilizer. Growing your own compost is always a good way to go.
In might help to bring in Junk King Nashville before you start planting. These aren’t farmers’ assistants but junk haulers who can make short work out of getting rid of all kinds of rubbish around your backyard. Removing an old swing set or tool shed can yield perfect amount of space for your backyard garden. One call to Junk King gets it done.
Start planning today and you will be just weeks away from plenty of fresh produce from your backyard garden.