Gardening is good for your mind and body. It is a great place to think while you get exercise. One of the best parts of gardening, unlike other work, is that you get to see the progress of your labor. You can easily save hundreds of dollars a year... but before we get to calculating costs and savings... you need a place to plant your vegetables. One step at a time! I will help you dig past that barrier that has been stopping you from having a garden. Yes, that barrier is you!
How to Build and Plant Your First Vegetable Garden
Building the Vegetable Garden Plot
Amending Your Vegetable Bed
Take a Break and Enjoy Your Success!
What Kind of Vegetables Are There?
What to Plant?
Basic Cool Weather Crops
Basic Warm Weather Crops
How to Plant?
- Follow the directions on the seed packs.
- Water with a spray nozzle or watering can (don't blast the seeds out of the ground with a jet).
- Water them every other day while they are sprouting.
- Water them every third day once they are about an inch high.
- Water them as needed once they are established.
- Don't plant corn because you don't have enough room.
- Plant your tomatoes at least 3 feet apart and don't put more then two in your plot.
- Plant your peppers and eggplant at least 2 feet apart and don't put more then 2 combined in your plot.
- Plant your tallest plants so they don't cast shade into your garden.
- Plant you bush cucumbers, squash, zucchini, or bush melons 2 feet apart and don't put more then 2 combined in your plot.
- I suggest 2 tomatoes, 1 pepper, 1 eggplant, and 1 bush cucumber for your first garden. Replace the eggplant with another bush type variety as listed above if you wish.
- The rest of your plants can be planted as the seed packets instruct you to do so.
My Other Gardening Knols
How to Plant a Tomato an Tend to Its Needs
Cool Weather Vegetable Gardening
How to Create a Raised Bed Vegetable Garden
What are Heirloom Vegetable Seeds
Starting Tomatoes Indoors (In Pictures)
How to Grow Upside Down Tomatoes (In Pictures)
How to Grow Tomatoes in an 18 Gallon Storage Container (In Pictures)
Growing Basil Everywhere: A Year Round Herb
How to Build a Hot-House Tomato Cage: A Slideshow in Pictures
How to Grow Peppers: What Makes a Hot Pepper Hot?
When to Start Tomatoes Indoors and Plant Outdoors