Vegetable gardening has almost dissolved in many areas of the world. However, there is no reason to believe that planting a vegetable garden has to be a thing of days gone by …
Plant A Vegetable Garden
If you’re an adult over 30 then it is likely you remember when vegetable gardening was very much a necessity in some homes. It’s likely you had a grandparent or even a great-grandparents who you remember fondly for their gardening techniques and attention to detail in gardening.
Vegetable gardening has almost dissolved in many areas of the world. However, there is no reason to believe that planting a vegetable garden has to be a thing of days gone by. You can learn to plant a thriving garden and you can do it without too much effort in the learning process.
Vegetable gardening is as rewarding for many people as flower gardening. You can take the opportunity to plant a vegetable garden and use the time you spend outside to clear your head and think about the great things in your life you have to be thankful for or, in the case of vegetable gardening, think about the delicious foods which you are going to be producing in your garden!
The first thing you want to do when you decide to plant a vegetable garden is to decide which vegetables you want in your garden. You may want a complete garden full of green beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and corn or you may want to keep your vegetable garden simple with tomatoes and onions. Think about what you would want to serve fresh on your table and start there. You can always add more to your garden later when you have the time and the desire.
Once you choose what you want to plant, make sure you have all of the seeds you need and all of the tools you need to start. Then, get out the garden tools and start digging up a refreshing garden of vegetables!
What is In This Season?
If you have spent time really reading the menu when you go to a restaurant, then you will be familiar with the words “Seasonal Vegetables”. It is a phrase that is often used, and for many people, more than anything it conjures up images of whatever veg they have on the plate with their Christmas roast. It’s strange but true – people do not stop and think about meanings like you might think they do. Of course seasonal vegetables are actually whatever happens to be thriving in the gardens and allotments at the time. Depending on what time of the year it is, this can vary quite a bit. Some vegetables, like cauliflower and broccoli, thrive all year round, although they are particularly good in more temperate climates.
Brussel Sprouts do particularly well in the first three months of the year, for example. Although unpopular with almost every child in the world, they are an excellent source of vitamins and minerals. And in some countries they are part of the traditional Christmas dinner. This is more the case in colder climates, when temperatures get lower earlier. Some veg, however, thrives a lot better in the summer months. If you want to grow peppers, the best time is from July onwards. For green peppers, starts in July, and for chili peppers it is fine to start a month later.
With the correct information to hand – and it is easy to find it on the Internet – you will find that along with the all-year-round standby veg you can grow, there are seasonal vegetables that reach their peak time in each season – meaning that you can have an excellent variety of fruit and veg all year around, eating it when it is at its finest and getting a balanced, varied diet packed with the nutrients you need for energy, vitality and happiness. It really is worth the effort, and you will get a real sense of achievement from dishing up – and eating – a meal that you have grown and cooked yourself.