24 Aug Using Soil to Plant Your Vegetable Garden
Vegetable gardens are traditionally grids with plants laid out in rows, whereas ornamental beds can be any shape, from strictly geometric to completely free-form. Increasingly, though, vegetable gardeners are busting out of the box with their bed designs. Vegetable gardens are tucked away in all kinds of places. Although most people would prefer a nice, level area for their vegetable garden, this is not always an option.
Vegetable gardens are by far the most popular type of edible garden for the home gardener. There are, however, many garden trees, shrubs, perennials and groundcovers which are both edible and attractive enough for use in your landscape design. Vegetable gardens are not likely the first thing that springs to mind when you think of planning your independent business. The pastoral image of potatoes and corn growing in the backyard seems rather remote from the highly competitive world of trade and commerce.
Soil is put on the surface of the raft and then the seeds planted in the soil. Summer and winter vegetables such as gourd, okra and leafy vegetables are grown. Soil must be prepared, seeds planted and seedlings transplanted. There are fertilizers for specific plant needs and vegetable varieties that yield different textures and flavors.
Soil around homes can contain everything from arsenic to motor oil, but lead is one of the most common contaminants, and to children, one of the most dangerous. Even tiny amounts of lead in the blood can cause learning disabilities and behavioral problems.
Plant them along the edge of the forest as a transition plant between the existing natural landscape and garden. They are also ideal for wet soils. Plant tulip bulbs in fenced areas to keep away from wildlife. Many herb and vegetable gardens are fenced in, making it a perfect place to add all types of tulips. Planting vegetable gardens is often suggested as a strategy for increasing the food supply within a community. Sometimes, however, school and home vegetable gardens are not successful for a variety of reasons.
Plants such as chives and parsley have attractive foliage and make lovely border plants. Traditional ornamental plants can also be mixed with vegetables and herbs to create wonderful harmonies and contrasts. Planting a vegetable garden, even a small one, gets you out in the open air and sunshine. Gardening gives you a chance to enjoy the quiet and unwind while doing something you can accomplishment. Plant a rain garden – a dug-out basin of earth filled with plants adapted to wet ground, such as water iris, lobelia and turtlehead.