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Starting A Vegetable Garden

by Sarah - December 12th, 2009.
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It’s no wonder why people are starting vegetable gardens right now with the price of fruit and vegetables and the unknown amounts of chemicals that are being used to grow them. Not only does a vegetable garden mean that you get fresh food but growing your own is also a fantastic hobby that anyone can get into.

First of all you will need to find somewhere to grow your vegetables. You can grow your own vegetables even if you have just a windowsill but people with a large garden can grow enough vegetables to feed an average family for many months of the year with ease. There are a number of vegetables that are easy to begin with such as tomatoes, lettuce, peas and broccoli are all very easy to grow and each need a varying amount of room to grow.

Before you begin buying seeds and plants for your new vegetable garden spending some time planning what you would like to grow and exactly where you would like to do this is a great plan that will save you time and money. If you have a clear plan you will have just enough plants for your garden area without having too many plans or not enough. Spending some time planning what you are going to grow in advance is a very beneficial thing to do especially if your new to starting your own vegetable garden.

There are some tools that you will need for your new vegetable garden. The tools you will need do depend on the size of your garden, if your growing in containers indoors or outside then there will probably be no need for a spade but a trowel and a watering can may be handy. For those with larger gardens you will at least need a trowel, spade, rake and hoe to get started with. You don’t have to buy these all at once though as most of the initial digging will need to be done with a spade anyway.

It’s well worth growing the vegetables that are easy to grow if your just getting started but there is such a choice of different vegetables out there you might want to grow something a little different, many varieties for home gardeners are tastier than what is offered at the supermarkets. You can also grow something such as purple beans or yellow tomatoes which are not available in most supermarkets too. These make the vegetables that you grow a little more unique.

Tomatoes are one of the easiest vegetables to start growing, it’s well worth spending some to growing tomatoes from seed to get the best results. As there are different varieties of tomatoes some are perfect for planting in containers too so it’s very important to find the right variety of tomato seed for you!

The cost of buying sees to start a vegetable garden is really very small. If you work out the cost of the produce you get from your garden you will see it’s much better value for money and a whole lot tastier too! One packet of seeds can last you multiple seasons too making starting your own vegetable garden even more cost effective.

There are so many different benefits to growing your vegetables and staring a vegetable garden of your own. You’ll save money, get fresh fruit and vegetables and gardening will even give you a great hobby too. With so many benefits to growing your own there is really no wonder why so many people are starting to grow their own vegetables at home or on an allotment.