Having your own garden is something very beautiful. A garden can be designed according to taste and possibilities in such a way that different needs and different tastes are satisfied. The trend towards having your own vegetable garden is gaining ground more and more. Those who do not have their own garden available for this purpose can increasingly pursue “urban gardening”, the small-scale, horticultural use of urban areas within residential areas or in their immediate vicinity. If you have your own space available for this, all the better.
If you grow your own fruit, salad and vegetables, you can enjoy several things. First of all, gardening in itself is a hobby for many. For many, this activity offers relaxation and a balance to work and the rest of everyday life. Many people can switch off wonderfully by working in the garden. In addition, a beautifully landscaped garden is always something to look at and that’s why it’s a pleasure to spend the summer in it with family or friends. The biggest advantage, however, is certainly that you can harvest fresh from the garden yourself and know exactly how it was grown and what it was treated with. This is precisely what is becoming more and more important to many. The fresh vegetables from the garden are not only healthier, but also usually tastier. However, in order for the harvest to be really successful, you should consider a few things.
How to plan the vegetable garden
The planting of the vegetable garden should not be started without a plan. So first of all a well thought-out plan should be found. The space available in the home garden is often limited and so it should be used sensibly. The soil fertility should also be optimally preserved with sensible planning. Then you have to think about what should be grown and planted in the first place. A mixed culture and a crop rotation are a great way to use the soil properly and also to avoid diseases. The poor winter can be used very well for cultivation planning. You can then get the seeds you need for the next season.
The most accurate way to determine the amount of seed is to determine the position and size of the beds. You can also make a floor plan of the vegetable garden for this. A bed width of 1.20 m to 1.30 m is particularly advantageous in the vegetable garden. With this size, an average-sized person can comfortably reach the middle of the bed from both sides. However, you can still adjust the width according to your own height. in the Garden forum Incidentally, you get many more tips for the optimal layout of a vegetable garden.
Crop rotation and mixed crops
To prevent harmful pathogens or fungi from multiplying in the first place, it is particularly sensible and important to change the types of vegetables on an area. But mixed cultures also help prevent diseases and promote tasty and healthy vegetables. Mixed cultures such as carrots and onions or beans and savory and tomatoes and basil have already proven their worth. The soil can also be given rest by alternating between strong and weak eating. The heavy consumers consume the most abundant nutrients. Heavy eaters are, for example, broccoli, potatoes, cauliflower, spinach, pumpkin, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers. These grow up optimally rich fertilized with compost Floor. In the following year, weak consumers such as peas, beans, celery, radishes, onions or parsnips should be grown alternately so that the soil can recover. If you have a small garden, you can also plant beans and peas for heavy consumption.
Regular editing is important
If you want to run a vegetable garden successfully, you have to be aware that constant work is necessary, especially in the summer months, so that the harvest can be correspondingly good. So the soil in the vegetable patch should be loosened up regularly. This makes the soil more permeable and allows water to penetrate better and keep the soil moist longer. The annoying weeds are also suppressed or even removed completely. In addition, regular controls of the growing vegetables are important so that pests, waterlogging or rot can be detected quickly. Especially when there are shady spots or the summer is very rainy. If you also run a greenhouse, you should watch out for built-up heat here. On the other hand, adequate ventilation is important.
Raised beds for easier processing
Elderly people or people with physical disabilities can particularly benefit from raised beds. They make the work easier because you can do it without having to bend or kneel in a way that is easy on your back. Raised beds can be created with wooden boards or stones. The increased structure also has the advantage that there is no need to laboriously work on hard floors. If the raised bed is appropriately stocked, it will be supplied with nutrients for growing vegetables for a long time.
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