Developing Your Green Thumb This Spring

Vegetable_GardenBy Lyndsey Schnabel

If your thumb is anything but green and everything you plant in your yard turns up wilted and ugly, you’re not alone.

Many people including myself have trouble starting and keeping a vegetable garden growing. I am here to give you a few tips and ideas for beginners.

The key to your first vegetable garden is to start small, even if that means start with one pot and one plant. You don’t want to overwhelm yourself and larger gardens mean more work and more garden pests.

When picking out what to plant, go for vegetables that you enjoy eating. Popular vegetables for gardening include tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, beans, and herbs. Some people prefer seeds but to make it a lot easier you can buy the starter plants most of them come ready to plant, which saves time and are more successful.

Now that you have your desired plants all plated and ready to grow the key to growing anything would be to take care of it. Making sure your garden is watered regularly is key. Don’t over water or water in the heat of the day, that could cause sad plants.Mulch can help keep the soil moist, too. Walk by the garden or container garden every few days to check plant health and keep an eye out for garden pests and bugs.

These easy tips and ideas should help you with your first successful vegetable garden. Happy Spring and planting!!!

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