Learn About Using Raised Beds For Vegetable Gardens

A raised bed filled with herbs and vegetables is centered between other raised vegetable and herb beds.

Raised beds for vegetable Gardens are easily built and maintained and have a number of advantages: 1. Raised beds will drain away excessive moisture more efficiently than ordinary gardens.Raised beds drain faster, so water regularly. Since there is less soil mass to provide food for the plants, fertilize regularly. Mulch with organic materials such as bark or … Read more

Introduction to Companion Planting for Vegetable and Fruit Gardens

Rows of cabbage and spring onions growing in plant companionship to avoid snails.

Companion planting is the placement of various crops in close physical proximity to one another so as to symbiotically compliment each others progress. One traditional practice was interplanting corn and pole beans. The cornstalk would serve as a trellis for the beans. The beans fixed Nitrogen for the corn. The squash serves as a living … Read more

How to Make Cold Frames for Vegetable Gardens

A simple coldframe can extend your growing season at either end by a month or even more , in some regions you can grow right through the winter with one. A coldframe is also an ideal place to harden and acclimate eggplant, tomato ,pepper and other seedlings that you’ve started indoors to conditions outside. Basic … Read more

Growing Micro-Greens

What are Microgreens Micro greens are small immature vegetable greens, they are differentiated from sprouts in that they are harvested later than the sprout stage but before the plant approaches maturity. They are further differentiated by some culinary aficionado’s from ‘baby greens’ as baby greens can be considered veggies that have just started to reach … Read more

Nutrient Disorders in Vegetable Gardens

Pepper plant leaf disorder from trace element deficiency.

Most garden plant issues arise from insect and disease problems, nutrient deficiencies should only be treated when the disease and insect possibilities have first been explored. So long as the soil is relatively fertile and a proper soil pH is maintained Nutrient deficiencies are generally not a major problem. Gardeners planting their favorite vegetables, herbs, … Read more

How to Plan and Layout a Vegetable Garden

Well kept and tidy vegetable garden with rows of lettuce.

Good soil, adequate nutrients, water and sunlight are vital to a successful vegetable garden, these are indisputably the primary factors in the development of any plant. It is your job as the Gardener to put all these elements together for the end goal of a bumper crop. Making a schematic or map of your garden … Read more