Are you new to vegetable gardening and unsure where to begin? Don’t worry too much; unbeknownst to many people, starting a vegetable garden is not as difficult as it seems. You only need to follow a few simple guidelines in order to become successful with your gardening venture.
Starting a Vegetable
Garden The first and probably the most important step is deciding what crops you want to grow and where you will be growing them. A 16×20 foot plot is a sufficient size for a family of three or four.
Since you are new to this type of gardening, however, you might be better off starting out with something smaller. Consider growing your garden in small beds or even containers. These alternatives work especially well if your space is quite limited. When you have a general idea about what you want, plan accordingly.
Draw it out on paper and list the vegetables you would like to incorporate into your garden. It’s usually better to grow only the vegetables in which you enjoy and those that are easier to grow. Good choices for beginners include:
Research these crops beforehand to make sure they are suitable for your particular area. Catalogs, gardening books, and plant guides are helpful resources for any information you will need.