How To Grow A Vegetable Garden

Over the past decade, there has been a need to grow a vegetable garden. One of the major causes is the presence of pesticide residue in commercially grown vegetables has risen due to pesticide toxicity. The implication of consuming vegetables that have been exposed to high concentrations of pesticides is that over time, there will be an accumulation of pesticide residues, which leads to pesticide toxicity. To combat this problem, it is best advised to grow your vegetables.

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Apart from growing vegetables for personal use, it is a very lucrative venture for commercial purposes. If you are a vegetable lover, student, or retiree, this article is for you. Let’s highlight the steps needed to start a vegetable garden without further ado.

1. Currently, we have over 30 vegetables that thrive well on our soil. Examples are tomato, spinach, fluted pumpkin, carrots, water leaf, quail grass, bitterness, etc. Carefully consider the type of vegetables you want to grow. One of the factors in deciding is dependent on the season and demand.

2. Prepare your garden by first clearing your garden in readiness for seeding.

3. A good harvest is dependent on the types of seeds purchased. Therefore, it is essential to source excellent and quality seeds from credible and trustworthy sources.

4. Check the soil texture, porosity, and aeration using a 12-inch spade.

5. Apply organic manure and fertilizers at least two weeks before planting to enrich the soil.

6. To further enrich, bone, blood, or cottonseed meals can be added to the soil.

7. Plant your vegetables according to the vegetables in season for maximum harvest and results. For example, pumpkin leaves are best planted between May and April, the peak of the rainy season.

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8. Water your plants regularly to ensure they don’t dry out or have stunted growth, especially if you are planting in the dry season.

9. Protect your garden by doing the following:

(I) Weed your garden every 2 weeks to prevent weeds from overgrowing your vegetables.

(II) Protect your garden from predators such as goats, cows, sheep and other animals. To do so, concrete walls or net fences should be erected around the garden to prevent predation.

 

Conclusion

Starting a vegetable garden is a lucrative venture that doesn’t require capital or funds. This article has provided a step-by-step guide to establishing a vegetable garden. By following this guide, you can rest assured that your garden will blossom.

 

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