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Save Money, Grow Your Own Vegetables! Steps to Planning A Vegetable Garden

Location, location, location! There are three basic requirements when picking a spot for your garden:

Why go to the store and spend money on vegetables when you can grow them in your own backyard? Planting a vegetable garden is an easy and fun way to save money. Not only will you save money, but it’s a great way to interact with children or even escape from reality for a little while and spend some time outdoors.

Most people hesitate to plant a vegetable garden because they have the misconception that it is a long process and it needs constant care, but if you plan it correctly you will be able to spend more time enjoying it rather than tending to it. It’s important to start small, you don’t want to take on more than you can handle. The best thing to do is make a list of what you’re family eats and how much they will actually consume.

Homeowners often believe that they don’t have enough yard space to plant a garden, but the truth is you don’t need a large amount of space. How much space you need all depends on what you decide to plant and how much of it.

1. Full Sun – Most vegetables need at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight, and without enough sunlight they are more prone to insects and diseases.

2. Plenty of Water – Most vegetables need plenty of water for they are not very drought tolerant. It’s important to keep them hydrated to prevent any loss of plants.

3. Good Soil – Soil plays a big role in determining the success of a garden. Mostly all vegetables do best in moist, well-drained soil that is rich in organic matter and nutrients.

Are you ready to give home gardening a shot? Follow these basic tips to start planning your own vegetable garden today! Not only will it keep money in your pocket but it can also become an attractive landscape feature and enhance the beauty of your yard. For more information and tips on successfully planning your own vegetable garden click here!


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