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Monday, 14 March 2011

Planning a Vegetable Garden

I bumped into this article..i figure this would be good guides to share..happy garderning!


Planning a Vegetable Garden
Before you start a garden, you've got to figure out where you're going to put it. Your choice of location can have a big impact on how successful you are at growing vegetables.

Think Small
 "Start out small" is good advice for your first garden. That's because a small garden usually requires less work and is easier to maintain than a large one.

On the sunny side of the street
 You'll want it on the south side of your property to maximize sun exposure. Vegetable gardens need a minimum of six hours of direct sunlight.

Avoid Weed War Fare
 Try not to locate your garden in an area that's already infested with weeds. Remove the weeds first or, if it's possible, find a different location.
Where there's water, there's garden
 You'll want to place your garden plot near water so that you don't break your back hauling it during periods of little rain fall.

Draining on Your Brain
 Your vegetable garden also needs good drainage. Drainage depends on slope and soil composition. Look at what's surrounding your proposed garden spot. The roots of nearby trees and shrubs can soak up water and nutrients that you want for your veggies. A two-foot trench around the garden can ensure that won't happen.

3 comments:

  1. I would rather think big but start small, and allow flexibility and pragmatism to run wild.. ~bangchik

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  2. yes i can see that in your blog! bangchik and kakdah's garden has inspired me to start my edible garden..its such a ritual for me to check their blog early in the morning other than facebook'ing..hehe

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  3. Hi, Welcome to the gardening blogs! Hope you will have much fun in blogging. Great to see another gardener where we can exchange ideas and experiences. Thank you for visiting my blog and for following. I'm from "my little potted garden" in case I confuse you, "kitchen flavours" is my other blog, all about food! Will see you again, have a nice day. I'm your first follower, Yeh!!

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