If you are redesigning your garden space into a place to grow vegetables, there are a few things you need to know. Unfortunately, to grow vegetables in your garden isn't easy as there are many variables. To succeed, you need patience, hard work, and an element of luck. To make sure that you have the best chance of succeeding, you also need a few professional secrets to avoid the pitfalls. These tips can be the difference between success and failure. So, study them carefully before you go ahead with your grand plans.
Ask The Professionals
The first step you can take is to ask the professionals for help. Lots of gardeners are reluctant to ask the experts as they think they will knock them back. Or, they think they have to pay for the privilege. In reality, lots of experts are happy to help because they are enthusiasts first and foremost. Produce companies from around the globe will be more than willing to give you little snippets of advice. The worst that can happen is that the say ‘no’.
Build Up Your Soil
Another piece of advice to take on board is to build up the soil in your garden. Any professional produce grower will tell you that rich, fertile soil yields a far higher amount of vegetables. Why? It is mainly because the roots can dig deeper into the soil to take in more food and water. To build up your soil, you should raise your garden beds. Raised beds have much looser soil that allows the plants to dig further down. Plus, they also give you more space so that you can plant more seeds. Also, check the soil for its PH level. If the level isn’t perfect, add fertilizer to give it a boost.
Round Your Beds
Raised beds are a good start, but they are only a start. The next step is to round them out so that they have a wider arc. When you round them out, you create more space for your vegetables to grow. That means you can plant more vegetables and increase the yield. Or, you can give them more space in the hope of healthier, juicier plants. On average, you can increase your planting space by almost twenty percent, which is a massive amount.
Space is only an issue when it comes to width. However, when it comes to height, there is plenty of space to exploit. So, when it comes to growing plants that are insatiable, think about growing them upwards instead of out to the sides. That way, they will have plenty of space to grow and grow until they need to stop. All you need are trellises and cages that are as high as the crop, and the plant will start to form around it.
There are plenty more trade secrets that will make growing vegetables much easier. The above are just a taster to get you in the mood!