Planning Your Own Vegetable Garden

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  1. Mandy says:

    Hi I’m on your friends list on Diggs. πŸ™‚ I have several vegetable gardens in my back yard. They are all organic. No chemicals are ever put on my plants or veggies.

    I grow green beans,onions,tomatoes,all sorts of peppers,a few varieties of squash,tons of different herbs,radishes,strawberries,cabbage,and lettuce.

    I do a lot of container gardening too. Which is fun and very easy. I have raised beds in two spots. I put fencing around them today to keep the rabbits out. Even if you live in the city you can expect animals digging into your gardens.

    With organic gardening you have to stay on top of everything. I was just out in the gardens here in the middle of the night trying to figure out what kind of bug was chewing on my bean plants lol.

    Spend a lot of time reading up on what you want to grow. I would highly advise sticking with organic gardening. Maybe for your first year start out with two raised beds & some containers until you get the hang of things. Good luck and have fun!

  2. Joe Takkle says:

    My first though on seeing “decorate” and “colors” was, “that poor woman, she has a gay man,” but you acknowledged that he is a straight, gay man, so congrats, I guess.

    While you are in an apartment, herb gardens are always a simple start: easy to care for, produce what you need, can be adorned with little army men for ambiance. I don’t have a vegetable garden, although I do have a number of fruit producing trees, and the best advice I can give is make sure you keep an eye on them, and on the critters living in your yard. With our mango tree, we are at a constant battle over the fruit with the squirrels, and actually our dogs as well, over the fruit. As with vegetables, just check on them, and if you have an animal menace, come up with harmless distractions, like bird seed feeders so the products of your labor are spared.

  3. Brenda says:

    What a great post! πŸ™‚ I think that raised beds are awesome and it makes it so much easier to garden. And planning out your garden is a MUST! It makes things so much nicer and makes it easier to rotate crops as needed each year.

  4. I love gardening. It’s so fun and enjoyable. Nothing like kicking back with a nice glass of wine and look at your harvest. Then the food is just so great and you love it that much more.

  5. Shawna says:

    I sadly live in an apartment in the city, so I really can’t have a garden, but I read an article just recently saying that you should intertwine your plants so pest so eat all your veggies.

    For example intermingle vegetables, herbs and flowers all in the same garden bed to prevent pests that might pray on vegetables. If there is only one vegetable plant with an herb and a flower to the sides of it, the pests won’t want to move to the next plant, limiting the spread throughout your garden.

  6. joanna says:

    i am considering starting a veg plot in my garden do not have a clue how to go about it but going to do plenty of reading over next couple of weeks, sketching and dreaming.
    just started making my own bread, been out blackberry picking today so blackberry crumble 2moz!!

  7. Rodger says:

    Most of us only really get interested in gardening when we get our own home and garden. I was luck enough to have a dad and granddad who gardened but never tried to force me to help out. I is surprising how much you learn from watching people like this without realising it. When I started my own first garden I began by growing a few easy to grow vegetables, had some success (and problems of course!) but importantly got the bug for life.

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