Having a vegetable garden at your backyard is not only beautiful, but also rewarding and educating. It provides you with tasty and healthy vegetables and teaches your children about the importance of investing is something that will reward them later on. And so, to get you started with your own vegetable garden – here are 5 steps to build a beautiful veggie garden.
Work the Land
In most home backyards that weren’t designed you will need to work the land and prepare it before planting anything. Especially in Las Vegas the land is hard and you simply can’t plant anything in it and the water won’t go through as well. So make sure you hoe it well so it will become a good ground for plants.
Define the Garden Area
Next step is to define your vegetable garden. Vegetables’ plants and herbs needs their own territory, and should you won’t define it from other plants you won’t be able to control the amount of water each veggie plant gets. Additionally, some herbs tend to spread around should it isn’t limited and will harm other plants you try to grow.
Fertilize the Garden
Fertilizing before planting will allow your plants to grow faster and healthier – meaning veggies and herbs that will be healthier and tastier. You can make the fertilizer on your own should you know how or you can simply buy it at your local supermarket’s garden section. Don’t fertilize too much, just spread it all around the garden and you’re good to go.
Plant the Plants
This is one of the most enjoyable part of building a vegetable garden – choosing the vegetables and herbs you would like to grow. Split your garden into two different sections: one for the vegetables and one for the herbs. It’s important to learn which herbs’ behavior is aggressive and define their growing area as well. For example, if you wish to grow mint, you should consider planting it in a divided pot, because it tends to spread around and will harm plants around it, if it isn’t limited, as it drinks all the water and its roots are very thick and aggressive. If you have patient you can also plant seeds of the plants you wish to grow – it will take longer time and more dedication to see results but when you will, it will be most satisfying.
Water and Follow the Process
Water each plant as needed – make sure don’t water too much. A lot of people afraid they won’t water enough so they water too much and the pants don’t survive the amount of water. Even if the land seems to be dry – don’t tempt to water it before you check the land. Take a wooden stick and stick it into the ground as deep as you can then pull it out – is the stick wet on the bottom? If it does – it means the land still has enough water in it and you shouldn’t water. If it is dry all the way – it means the land is indeed dry and it is time to water again. Follow the growing process and harvest only when you’re sure the vegetables are ready to eat. Enjoy it!