A marvelous idea to save on the food bill is to make a vegetable garden. Importantly, you do not need a large expanse of land for your own homegrown vegetables. Container vegetable gardening is possible. However small it is, it can decrease you food budget. If space is your limitation, every possible area is a potential planting area: the patio, the balcony, and even a sunny corner in the house.
Maintaining a Vegetable Garden
Important Tips for Your Vegetable Garden
1. The crops need as much sun as possible to grow. Some plants need eleven hours of sunlight. You need to know if your plant is in need of that much light to determine the best location for the plants. For such a plant, the poorest areas are areas that are exposed to less sun during the day.
Keeping Pest Away
- Cover the plant with a fleece until harvest, except to remove when you are tending to the plants.
- Use soapy dish washing liquid to keep pest or bugs away.
- Some plant serve as good insect repellents on their own: such as, rosemary, sage, lavender, basil, geraniums, and marigolds. Grow them next to other vegetables.
- Maintain space between the crops so leaves can dry and mulch your crops.
A Rewarding Experience
Note: Do not collect plants for your vegetable garden along highways as they are most likely to be contaminated with carbon dioxide.