It's not surprising that many people are opting to grow their own vegetables, especially since the food prices continue to rise. Many gardeners find themselves planting and tending to various plants and flowers, so why not add vegetable plants also. There are quite a few vegetables that you can grow in your own garden. Of course, you need to consider your climate when you choose particular vegetables.
Firstly, you need to designate a certain section of your garden as a vegetable patch. Create a pathway with cobblestones that leads you to the vegetable patch. You can build a low brick wall around the vegetable patch and add some cladding to the wall to give it a modern appearance. Within this section, check the soil and dig to loosen it. Then remove all the weeds before you plant anything. You may need to get a quality soil and fertilizer.
Once your vegetable patch is ready, you can go to your local garden centre to get a few vegetable seeds or young plants. Be sure to keep your climate, and the season, in mind when you choose the vegetables that you want to plant in your garden.
There are many types of vegetables that you can plant in your garden which include tomatoes, eggplants, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, beetroots, peppers, pumpkin, sweetcorn, and sweet potatoes, amongst others. Along with your vegetables, you could include herbs too. Allocate a small section along one of the sides to plant the herbs. You could plant the following herbs: basil, garlic, parsley, thyme, and coriander.
Most vegetable plants require a reasonable amount of maintenance which include watering, pruning, trimming and keeping pests away. You need to remember to check on your vegetable patch regularly to ensure that they are growing sufficiently. Also, remember to pluck any ripe vegetables. Give them a thorough wash before you cook or eat them.
Incorporating vegetables in your garden is rewarding because your family is able to enjoy fresh vegetables that have been grown by your own hands. Plus you're able to create a decorative area in your garden with cobblestone walkways and beautiful wall cladding paving stones. This is the modern age so gardening is no longer an old fashioned hobby and planting your own vegetables is the latest trend. Remember to plan your garden layout before you get started, so that you have a good idea of which areas to pave to create a contemporary garden.
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