15 Aug Gardening – Grow Your Own Vegetables and Fruits
You can grow your own Vegetables and Fruits in your garden for this you no need to own a big garden to cultivate your favourite vegetables and fruits. With the availability of small area were good sunlight and rainfall shower exist you can grow your vegetables and fruits. No need for dedicated land even you can grow them in bags,hanging baskets and containers. Choose a place which is close to your sight may be close to your window or door so that you can take good care of your garden. If you choose to grow a specific vegetable are a fruit try to know the growing condition and normally for vegetables it takes 6 hours of sunlight exposure to maintain its moisture content inside. The same condition level is not applied for other types of fruits or vegetables as it sometime grows under partially shaded site. So decided on which one to grow is also depends on the place you select.
Once you decide where to cultivate your fruits and vegetables you need to check out the strength of your soil and this can be done by soil testing. It will give you the information on soil pH i.e.how much alkaline and acid present in the soil. Plants require acceptable pH range which helps them to take nutrients well and some plants are more specific soil pH range. You should also try to know the information on how much nutrients and minerals contained in the soil, which can be known by seeing the texture of the soil. The texture of the soil means whether it is rocky, sandy, sandy loam or heavy clay and if the soils losses its texture you can improve it by adding a organic materials such as compost.
Before you start your gardening work the planting area should be cleared off without any grass or weeds which can be effectively removed by sharp flat-edged spade. This should be carefully done without losing good top soil while removing sod. If you likes to grow vegetables for the first time then try to cultivate which can be grown easily and available fresh locally. Corn takes lot of space and long time to cultivate and tomatoes, beans and lettuce takes small garden and gives longer harvest. Find 3 to 5 best combination of plants which you plan to grow and make sure that all those plants have the same requirements of water, sun and pH level.
If you have limited space then limit the variety of plants you grow. The suitable time to plant is at overcast day and water the pot where you want to plant the previous day so as to make the place available with enough moisture before planting. If the root is densely packed and grows without spreading around the soil then you must spread the roots across the soil. You need to plant the root deep in to the soil to avoid the drying of the root. As soon as you plant the root in to the soil water the plant and make sure it has enough one inch of water per week.It needs water more often in the hot summer days.