Vegetable Gardening for Beginners – 7 Tips You Must Know Vegetable gardening has experienced exponential growth in recent times. Using creative gardening methods, people are producing sufficient food to feed their families and even having a surplus to sell-all this on land measuring a tenth of an acre. Here are 7 awesome vegetable gardening tips for beginners that will assist you produce more food in your vegetable garden. Tip # 1-Your plants must complement each other Conduct a research about traditional gardening methods and find out what plants complement each other. For example potatoes and corn grow well together. This type of farming helps to enrich the soil nutrients and also ensures better overall plant health. Tip #2 – Pollinators are your allies it is critical to ensure that your vegetable garden is conducive for pollination. This can be done by creating an environment that attracts pollinators. One way of doing this is to mix colorful flowers with some of your vegetables. Pollinators are one of the most valuable allies that your beginner vegetable garden can have. Tip #3 – Fertilize to replenish your soil Due to its small size, the soil in a garden is depleted at a much faster rate than in larger gardens or farms. You will therefore need to add organic compost and to top dress the soil in your garden. You can also do crop rotation and try not to plant the same crop on the same spot every year. A healthy soil helps to grow healthy plants which can resist diseases and pests. Tip #4 –Grow upwards Growing crops vertically allows you to maximize on your small space. It also leads to better management of pests, enhanced yields and an easier harvesting process. it minimizes problems such as fruit rot or leaf fungus due […]
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