Only Grow Veggies That You Love
We mentioned this earlier, but it’s important to emphasize that vegetable gardens are hard work and take a special level of commitment. That’s why you should only grow the veggies that you like to eat.
Before picking up the shovel, think about what you and your family will eat once the produce is ready. Can you freeze it? Will you eat it all? Be realistic about how many seeds to plant. Many beginners make the mistake of planting too many seeds, which can prove to be overwhelming once the sprouting process begins.
If you pick a veggie that you love and plant enough to last you for the season, the chance for successful crops increases immensely. Vegetables like tomatoes, squash and peppers are good options. They’re known to provide fresh produce throughout the season. They’re the gift that keeps on giving.
Corn, radishes and carrots, on the other hand, are harvested once and that’s it. Something to consider when deciding what will be housed in your garden.
Gardening should seriously be considered a form of therapy. You’re quite literally caring for something, watching it grow and flourish over time. Plus, what sounds better than fresh veggies in the summer? A vegetable garden can provide you both of those things. It just takes a little bit of TLC.
Remember- the three pillars of success with any garden are sun, water and soil.