It could be said that the vegetable garden is one of the most important plants in determining how healthy your family’s diet will be. Vegetables are full of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that promote good health.
It’s important to make sure you have a space for your vegetable garden. Choosing a good location for your vegetable garden can greatly affect the success or failure of your crops. Here are some tips that will help you figure out how big a space you need:
1) How many people do you want to feed?
2) How much space do you have? (for example, if it’s only a few feet away from another plot, keep in mind that there would be extreme competition between the two gardens.
3) How many square feet do you have? (Measure the length and width of the area, multiply it by a few to get the total square footage.)
4) How often would you like to harvest your crops (every few weeks, or once a month)?
5) What is your garden design and style? (space between rows, raised beds, etc.
6) What vegetables do you have the space for? Are they good to plant together? (check with a local nursery or your extension office)
If you want to make the most out of your garden, one of the best things you can do is plan it out. No matter how much space you have available, it’s always possible to create an effective vegetable garden.
Remember that very small gardens can be very effective. With today’s “container gardening” techniques, you can make a few plants produce a lot of produce! You just need the right containers, and some practice.
To start a new garden, you’ll need to choose a site. There are many things to consider when picking a spot for your vegetable garden, such as the best location for water runoff, how the garden is irrigated, sun exposure and soil condition. Keep in mind that you will be spending many hours tending your garden each year and keeping it safe from pests and disease. So make sure that you pick an area that’s away from wild growth.