How To Get Organised For Planting Your First Ever Vegetable Patch

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How To Get Organised For Planting Your First Ever Vegetable Patch

How To Get Organised For Planting Your First Ever Vegetable Patch

There is nothing better – or tastier – than enjoying a hearty meal which has been prepared with fresh vegetables that you have lovingly grown yourself either in your garden or your allotment. However, to have a worthwhile harvest each year, you need to get yourself organised well in advance. Read on for some handy tips to help you to get organized for planting your first ever vegetable patch. This article is made up of product suggestions bought from DIY.com, Amazon, and labelplanet.co.uk.

1. Select your favorite vegetables

There is no point in planting seeds for vegetables that you will not eat or aren’t overly fond of, so it is a good idea to select those that are your favourite and that your family will also readily devour. You will also have to check that they are in season for planting, although this can be made slightly easier with a greenhouse or potting shed to help seedlings flourish before planting out in your garden.

As you probably know, you can get seeds (and seedlings) at your local garden nursery, although it is important to realise that they can also be obtained online at stores such as Amazon.

2. Keep a track on what you have planted

If you are a novice to growing veg, you will no doubt need to invest in some handy labels from Label Planet to keep track on what you have planted and where.

This is especially important if you are not familiar with the leaves of plants and will also save you the heartache of pulling up your veg when weeding. You can also record other important information, such as when you planted the veg and when it will be ready for harvesting. These can be delivered straight to your door for your own convenience.

3. Provide nutrient-rich soil

One of the most important tasks is to ensure that you prepare your soil before planting so that your plants have enough nutrients to help them grow strong. This step will help to create the ideal environment for producing bumper crops – weather permitting!

4. Understand what your plants need

Of course, it is also a good idea to understand the requirements of the plants that you are choosing for your vegetable plot. Some require a lot of room to grow, while others may be prone to hungry slugs and snails or be anything less than weather-hardy.

Undoubtedly, you can buy purpose-made structures to help your plants grow or protect them against being eaten ahead of time or environmental elements. However, you may find it far more fun to make these items yourself by purchasing items such as wood to make your framework, netting, and plastic sheeting from your local DIY store.

Another benefit of this is if you have a small garden or veg plot in mind, you will be able to make the frames to the size that suits your needs. This is far better than having to make and do with something too big or, for larger plots, trying to expand items that are just too small for the job it needs to perform.

Starting a vegetable patch can be intimidating but it doesn’t have to be! These simple steps can help you get organized and set yourself up for success. Research the vegetables you want to plant in advance, make a plan, choose a location that receives plenty of sunlight, and buy the tools and supplies you need. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the process!