5 Actionable Tips on Starting a Vegetable Garden

Seasons come and go and you may feel the urge to start a vegetable a garden that you can call your own. What’s more is that most of the methods you can employ in starting your own vegetable garden only require some common sense.

With that said, here’s what you can do:

  1. Plan ahead – You know as well as anyone else that things will take time and the same can be said with regards to starting a vegetable garden. This is where planning ahead is critical. Choose a location that’s going to work for the veggies you’d want to have.

    Will there be enough sunlight? How about the soil? What are the other things that may have the potential to help or, heavens forbid, interfere with what you’ll be growing? If you’re not sure about how to answer these questions, then find out.


  1. Learn as much as you possibly can and then learn some more – In what season do your favorite veggies grow? When exactly do they have to get planted or be ready to get planted? Knowing more about the season in which vegetables grow is vital in starting and properly maintaining a vegetable garden.
  1. Start small to avoid overdoing it – You don’t need to make use of every inch of space that’s available nor do you need to plant every vegetable you like in one sitting. In starting your own veggie garden, did you ask for copies of the seed catalogs you find online and afterwards order more that what you need? Conversely, did you take that trip to your nearby plant nursery and weren’t able to resist the bargains that they have for you to start your garden?

    Once you’ve bought those plants or those seeds then you’ve already took the commitment to plant all of them. Even if you make use of succession planting, you might still get overwhelmed. Instead, pick a small space within your veggie garden and choose a couple of your absolute favorite vegetables and begin with them.

  1. Think of the garden as your test garden, so feel free to experiment – Put your skills, the soil, and the sunlight to the test because that’s how you’ll learn. If your veggies aren’t growing in as well as manner as you’d like, don’t think that you’ve failed. Simply take some time in analyzing that you might have missed as well as what you can do better. Take note of what worked well for you and what did not.
  1. Have fun and enjoy what you’re doing – If you think of your veggie garden as a chore or as work, you won’t be keeping it for very long. Avoid overdoing or overbuying because, chances are, you’re going to overwhelm yourself.

Keep in mind the reason why you’ve wanted to have your own vegetable garden to begin with. Apart from partaking in better meals or saving some money, another reason is for having such a garden is that you’ll get to play in the dirt.

Erin Emanuel