How to Plant Garden Vegetables to feed Your Family

| March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

There are plenty of garden vegetables for the homeowner to grow, to provide a healthy diet and lifestyle for the families. There is no vegetable that tastes as good as a home grown one.

Growing your own vegetables will also save you money and you don’t really need a large amount of land to be successful at it.

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It is important to have good quality soil with rich nutrients. Adding organic fertilizer help enrich the soil. Make sure the beds are well dug and watered before planting.

Garden vegetables range from green leafy vegetables to crops that grow under the soil.

Some garden vegetables that are easy to grow are for the beginner are:

Beans

Beans require very little space and will mature from a seed in about 8 to 10 weeks. They will require a trellis to climb up but will reward you with a high yielding crop. Dwarf beans won’t require a trellis so that is an alternative to think about.

Lettuce

Lettuce can be purchased from a nursery ready for planting but to grow your own from a seed will take about 10 weeks. It is a good idea to stagger the planting of lettuce so that you have a continual supply of it.

Radish

Radishes are also very easy to grow from seed and are able to be grown all year round. They may be ready to eat within 4 to 8 weeks.

Silver beet

Another easy vegetable plant to grow.

Tomatoes

Nothing tastes nice than a sun ripened home grown tomato. The fruit of this garden vegetable will take about 13 weeks to mature.

Chinese Vegetables

Any variety of Chinese vegetables such as Bok Choy Pak Choy and Chinese cabbage.

Growing vegetables is rewarding but the seasons will dictate what to grow when. Cool season vegetables grow best when the temperature is between 10 -20 degrees Celsius or even lower in some cases. Vegetables like:

  • Broad beans
  • Broccoli
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Onions
  • Peas
  • Turnips
  • Asparagus

Garden vegetables that grow well in warmer temperatures of around 20 degrees or more are:

  • Beans
  • Capsicum
  • Eggplant
  • Zucchini
  • Cucumbers
  • Tomatoes
  • Pumpkin
  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Corn

Companion planting of garden vegetables is really beneficial.

  • Pumpkins and corn grow well together
  • Beans and Radishes
  • Cabbages love to be planted with beans
  • Celery and onion
  • Lettuce also loves onion beside them
  • Beetroot and Broccoli
  • Basil Chives and Rosemary can be planted with Tomatoes.

It is important when growing garden vegetables not to keep planting the same crop in the same bed all the time. Rotate your crops to prevent any soil disease forming. Seasonal crop planting often lead to natural crop rotation.

Disease

Be on the lookout for diseases in your garden vegetables. In particular powdery mildew which is a fungus that spreads in high humidity and dry conditions.

Another vegetable garden pest is the green vegetable bud. It thrives in hot conditions and sucks the sap from the stalks, leaves and fruit. The caterpillar is also a pest for vegetables.

The most important thing when growing garden vegetables is to water them well and fertilize every couple of weeks and you are bound to have a high quality crop of vegetables to feed the family.

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Hi my name Tanya and I am a lover of growing all things in the garden. Its the one place I feel at peace and can rest my soul. From my earliest childhood memory I have always loved the garden. So I hope to be able to pass on some of the information, tips, tricks and of course my passion for Gardening. Love what you grow. Enjoy.

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