Thinking of growing your own vegetables?
Not sure where to start?
Well help is here!!!
Growing your own vegetables is so easy and the rewards are massive, not only what you are growing will be better they will taste wonderful.
Gardening is also great for stress and great if you have children it’s really great to get them involved.
So why grow your own?
Ever wonder when you buy your vegetables in the supermarkets, why they last for so long after traveling half way around the world then spending days in the shop before making it your plate. I really wonder what is been put on them to make them last for so long maybe best not knowing….
When you grow your own you will see the difference not only will they taste a lot better there will be a lot more nutrients in what you grow yourself, if you pick it today you have to eat it today you can get any fresher than that.
So where to start?
The good news you don’t need loads of space.
Raised beds are the easiest way to get going (how to make a raised panting bed)
What you need is two-three lengths of timber 16ft long nine inch 2 X two inch or you can use what is called a Nine by there this is stronger. For two beds cut two of the 9X2 in half and the other in four.
So now you will have four 8ft and four 4ft, now nail/screw one of the 4ft pieces to both ends of the two of the 8ft making a rectangle. This is best made close to where you want your garden to save carrying it too far. Set you raised bed in place and fill with top soil and you’re ready to start.
- The best place to pace the raised bet is south facing so it’s getting over six hours of sun light each day. The more sunlight they receive, the greater the harvest and the better the taste.
- Plant in good soil. Plants’ roots penetrate soft soil easily, so you need nice soft soil. Enriching your soil with compost provides needed nutrients Seaweed is really great soil conditioner/ fertilizer. The raised beds are great for drainage and will ensure that water neither collects on top nor drains away too quickly.
- Make sure to space your crops properly. Some plants can be bigger and can overshadow shorter vegetables. Plants set too close together compete for sunlight, water, and nutrition and fail to mature. Read the spacing guidance on what you are sowing.
- Start with vegetables that you are going to eat and be careful not to over plant as we all do at the start as you don’t want to be wasting your lovely produce. Some plant grow quite fast like lettuce and rocket so small amounts at a time.
- A good idea is to have two raised beds going and when the plants on the first one are nearly ready to eat plant new vegetable in the second one so you will have continued produce.
- You are going to need good Fertilizers and we would of course recommend our organic liquid and dried milled seaweed. The dried seaweed can be dug into the soil this will provide all the nutrients that your plants will need. The Organic liquid fertilizer can be sprayed onto the plants twice a week,the way I do it in my garden is I have a small knapsack sprayer that I only use for spraying the seaweed I fill it once a week with water and add the recommended amount of seaweed. Betterplants is a liquid solution based on seaweed extract to prevent and guard against stress periods which reduce plant growth and slow crop development. Betterplants liquid improves photosynthesis and nutrient absorption. Betterplants also facilitates root development and flowering.
This Liquid seaweed is rich in
Once sprayed on your plants it penetrates the plant causing a chain reaction, The Biotimulation stress in the plants is reduced Nutrients uptake and photosynthesis, root growth and flowering is stimulated.
I hope this helps with starting your own garden.