Following our articles on Hydroponics and Aquaponics let s have a closer look at vegetable gardening on small spaces
Nowadays, people are getting more inclined with home vegetable plant gardening. With all the price increase in the market, people are finally growing their own source of vegetables and edible plants in the backyard, whether it is in a pot or on the ground. This is very convenient- especially if you make home good recipes most of the time. The good thing about this idea is that there is no need for a big space to make it work, just enough for growing crops and herbs. And to be able to maximize all the space you have at home, here are few suggestions you might want to consider in growing a successful home vegetable garden.
First would be the easiest part- making the decision in picking the right vegetable plants that fit your personal needs. One might need more of herbs and spices, while the other one might need more of crops or leafy vegetables. Whatever it is, make sure you are planting the right kind of vegetable plants that will surely benefit your home most. This also may lead to a better harvest. Since you are focused on a specific type of vegetable plant, you are going to be able to nourish and grow them properly.
Second would be the companion planting process. This is a process of planting vegetables next to one another that complement each other as opposed to fighting for the same nutrients. Say for example, growing beans, corn and squash. This works to the advantage of crops growing nearby because they benefit each other for each and every vegetable plant has their respective companion vegetable plant. The companion plant helps the other vegetable plant to grow, nourish, and produce more plant.
Last but not least grow your vegetable plants vertically! Yes you read it right, considering the minimal amount of space you have for growing vegetables, crops and plants, growing them vertically would be the best procedure to follow. There are plants which we call indeterminate plants. These vegetable plants like pumpkins grow vines immeasurably, and since you do not know exactly how more space it will occupy, growing them vertically would mean giving them more space to grow.
Basically, these are amongst many considerations to take before setting up a home vegetable plant garden. While the real issue here is the limited space you might have in your backyard or at the veranda of your apartment, many concerns should also be considered before putting an actual home vegetable garden- from the type of vegetable plant to sow to the kind of procedure of planting. Regardless, having a limited space should not hinder you from having the comfort of growing your own vegetable plants at home. As long as you have the passion to grow your own vegetable plants and you heed all the suggestions mentioned above, in time, you will surely make your way and harvest the vegetable plants fresh from your backyard.
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