For those who haven’t tried it yet, it is about time that you grow your own vegetables. Discover how fun and therapeutic it is. In addition, home grown vegetables are far safer, healthier, fresher, less expensive, and more accessible compared to those which are bought at the market place or at supermarkets.
The steps below can help you grow your own vegetables. Just the thought of raising veggies may appear intimidating. If your initial attempts are somehow disappointing, continue until you have gained the confidence of cultivating your own vegetables.
Step 1. Choosing the containers
Select the right size and make it more spacious to enable the plants especially its roots to develop properly. A wide-range of containers suitable for growing is easily available at home. There are cans, sacks and bags, and kitchen stuff in different sizes and shapes which you can reuse. Make enough holes in the cans and kitchen items. Fix the sharp edges of the cans to avoid bruising your skin. You may paint the cans with your favourite colour. The materials of sacks and bags drain sufficiently. You can buy pots, planters and other storage containers. These have holes but you can add more if the holes are not adequate with the plant being grown.
Step 2. Choosing the soil
Use synthetic or soilless mixes which are ideal for vegetable grown containers .Available at any garden centres, you can either buy the mixed one or you can mix the different contents by following religiously the instructions. These are made up of tiny particles of wood, peat moss, perlite, vermiculite and wooden chips. Hence, they have ample draining capacity, don’t carry dreaded disease and weed seeds, contain the right nutrients, and can withstand wetness, and are not heavy to carry.
Step 3. Choosing the Vegetables
Most of the plants that can be grown in the backyard can also be raised in containers. These include but not limited to turnip, peas, beans, pepper, tomatoes, radish, spinach, squash, eggplant, lettuce, eggplant, carrots and green onions.
Step 4. Taking care of your vegetable garden
Provide time to your plants daily by supplying them with the right adequate light and water. Cultivate the soil. When necessary, remove the weeds from the soil and the pest or insects immediately, cut their leaves or branches, and manage the diseases that befall them quickly… Keep on acquiring materials or information that can help you grow your own veggies the correct way.