ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

tips for vegetable gardening

Updated on June 25, 2011

A nice vegetable garden.

Some basic tips for vegetable gardening

The purpose of this hub is to give you some suggestions to make sure you have a nice vegetable garden.

Tip #1 - Make sure your garden has plenty of sunlight.

Most vegetables need a full days sun,(8 hours), so keep that in mind when you select where you are going to put your garden. It should be where you get the maximum amount of sun daily.

Tip #2 - Make sure you have access to plenty of water.

This may seem like an obvious thing but it is often overlooked by beginning gardeners,plants need water so you must have it readily available. I recommend watering twice a day,once in the morning and just before sundown.

Also when you do water your garden take your time and make sure that you get a good soak,don't just spray the garden actually soak it down to the root.

It is very difficult to over water a garden.

Tip #3 - Choose a flat,level plot for your garden.

The main reason why you want a flat surface is so you don't have water collecting in your garden and you don't have to worry about over watering it.

Tip #4 - Make sure and bust up or till the ground good.

When starting out on your garden you want to till or bust up the ground real good to where the roots of the plants will have no problem as the plants root system grows, if you don't have your ground busted up where it is too tight,many vegetables will not thrive because they won't be able to have a good root system.

Tip #5 - Make sure and have a fence around your garden.

This is extremely important if you live in a rural area that has wildlife.

It would be a shame to put all the work into getting your garden right just to feed rabbits or deer and trust me they will eat it all up and not feel guilty.

Tip #6 - Use the proper fertilizer and mulch.

When you set your plants out make sure you know how long it take the plants to mature and use the proper fertilizer to get the most vegetables from your garden.

I personally use Bonemeal & Miracle Grow and they both work great for gardening.

Also use mulch, the reason why you want to use mulch is to cover the loose ground to help seal in moisture and also to help keep weeds out.

If you have the proper border around your garden you may want to try rubber mulch,it will last forever as long as it doesn't float away.

I hope these tips help you with your garden, Click Here to learn how to grow the best tomato plants.


I need 20 people to help me reach my dream.

Comments

Submit a Comment

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark 

    6 years ago from Alabama,USA

    @Kari - Thanks it has done very well this year espcially my cucumbers and cantaloupes.

    I love gardening and I appreciate your kind words

  • Kari Winchester profile image

    Kari Herreman 

    6 years ago from Ontario, California

    your veggie patch is just breath taking! mine had a great start this year, but counting on fall crops to redeem us.

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark 

    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    Yes rooster it is so much fun having a garden, I ha the pin-worms attack mine earlier this summer but I killed em off with some 7 dust.

    Thanks for stopping by I look forward to talking with you again soon

  • Roosters profile image

    Roosters 

    7 years ago

    I am impressed with how neatly laid out your veg patch is. I have just taken on an allotment and it is a bit of a state, looks like I have something to aspire to : )

  • manthy profile imageAUTHOR

    Mark 

    7 years ago from Alabama,USA

    TY Mark I appreciate that

  • moonlake profile image

    moonlake 

    7 years ago from America

    I wish it would just warm up here so we could get our garden in.

    Good hub.

  • Apostle Jack profile image

    Apostle Jack 

    7 years ago from Atlanta Ga

    You got me again manthy.My most favorite hobby.Voted awesome.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)