Building a garden for the first time can be daunting with making sure every step is done correctly so your vegetables are able to grow correctly. It’s important to make a list of everything you have to do in order, along with the choices of materials that you can use. By getting everything organized, you can make sure that your garden comes out as best as possible.
Arguably the most important part of a garden besides what you are actually growing is the soil. The condition of soil can make or break if you have a good harvest for the season, or it comes out to nothing. First off, you’ll want to determine the health of the soil in the ground by making sure you have important elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium. Soil can be tested through soil test kits that tell you the level of important elements in the ground, along with the pH levels that tell how much your plants will be able to absorb the nutrients. If you find that the soil isn’t up to par, consider a type of organic fertilizer or matter that contain a blend of nutrients recommended for soil. By making sure your soil is perfect before planting, you’ll have a much better season.
After planting in your garden, another thing you need to consider is keeping your garden safe from intruders. Vegetables are very enticing for all types of animals, especially those that are out in the open. If you have smaller animals around, consider garden fences that go around the complete border of your garden. Garden fences have been seen to go up to 45 inches tall so many dogs, for example, wouldn’t be able to get in. When you’re not completely sure a garden fence will be enough, maybe try fencing off your entire backyard. Building a fence can be expensive in the beginning, but you’ll know that if you wanted to expand your garden in the upcoming years, you won’t have to worry about getting a larger garden fence just because other dogs in your neighborhood are around. By making sure you have the proper fencing, you won’t have to worry much about the security for the garden.
Lastly, you’ll want to make sure you have the right vegetables growing for whatever season you’re growing in. If you want to have the right fall harvest, you should plant hardy vegetables during the late summer. Hardy vegetables include Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, Cabbage, Kale, and more. When you’re interested in having the right harvest for the summer, plant beans, corn, cucumbers, melons, and other summer vegetables during the high springtime. By following these lists, you can make sure you get the harvest that you want during the most optimal times.
Starting your garden for the first time has been proven to be hard and time-consuming. Gathering everything can also be expensive for all of the materials you need to set up your garden. Once you get everything set up though, you’ll feel accomplished as you’re able to grow your own food and will be able to set everything up a lot quicker next time.