Use these helpful tips to get the greatest yield from your vegetable garden. Pay attention the basics of soil, sun, water and fertilizer to get a good yield from your vegetable garden. Find more information here: http://low.es/1bVLH8J
Soil – Till your soil about 6-12 inches to allow water and air into the soil. Work in 2-3 inches of compost to help with soil quality. Consider a raised garden bed with bagged soil if your soil is particularly poor. Learn how to make your own raised garden bed in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBKcoezxqkU
Sun – Plan your garden in an area where you’re going to get the most sunshine to help your vegetable garden grow. Afternoon shade in desert areas is a good idea for your garden. Tall plants should be planted on the north side of the garden, to avoid casting shadows on low-lying plants.
Water – Stick your finger in the soil about an inch, and if it comes out dry, it’s time to water your plants. Don’t make the soil soggy. The best time to water your plants is early in the morning. Another efficient method for watering is a drip irrigation system. To learn how to make your own drip irrigation system, watch this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j33pC2YyBaA
Fertilizer — Fertilizer is especially important for vegetables; some veggies, like tomatoes and peppers, don’t produce well without fertilizer. A slow release fertilizer only needs to be applied once monthly, but a liquid organic fertilizer, which is applied more frequently, is healthier for the environment.
Harvest often, because it helps growth of your vegetables. Checking your garden often will help you check for garden pests as well.
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