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Vegetable gardening offers a variety of benefits that will enrich your life in so many ways! In addition to enhancing mealtime with fresh homegrown vegetables that you grew yourself, tending the garden is great for the body. It gets you outside in the fresh air and sunshine where you can get a little closer to nature while enjoying the simple things in life.

It’s important to grow food, not lawns!

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Vegetable Gardening Benefits

Growing a vegetable garden is also great exercise. Tending to and harvesting the plants require a considerable amount of bending and stooping that can help you stay in shape. It’s a great way to clear your head, which enhances mental clarity while improving your self-esteem. After all, sitting down and enjoying the delicious foods you grew yourself is very rewarding.

However, growing a vegetable garden is a lot of work. It takes planning and preparation to ensure your garden thrives but don’t let that deter you from getting started.

All you need is a little guidance and a few great ideas to help you get started and that is exactly what we have to offer.

Vegetable Gardening Tips and Ideas You Can Really Use

The first step in growing a garden involves choosing a location for your plants. Your garden should be close to a water source and have good drainage to prevent standing water from rotting your plants. The location should also allow your plants to receive several hours of direct sunlight to help keep them healthy.

Here, you’ll find some great garden layout ideas and raised gardening plans to help you choose the perfect spot and options for your garden.

You’ll also discover some great tips on which vegetables grow best in the spring, along with tips on how to grow vegetables such as cucumbers, beets, basil, broccoli, and spinach. You can even find information on what to do if you end up with too many tomatoes to eat, so nothing goes to waste.

This is an excellent place to learn about composting and how it benefits your garden. Discover how trench composting works or learn how to compost with worms to help your vegetables grow healthy and thrive.

Pests are a common problem that all gardeners small and large dread. They can do a lot of damage to the vegetables you worked so hard to grow but don’t worry. Here, you can get some great tips on how to get pests such as slugs, snails, caterpillars and hornworms out of your garden without using harsh chemicals.

You can also learn how to protect your garden from animals such as deer, cats, dogs, moles, squirrels and birds that can destroy it in a few short days.

Not having enough space is another problem that keeps many people from enjoying the benefits of vegetable gardening. If you’re dealing with limited space, this is a great place to gather tips and ideas for small space gardening. Learn how vertical gardening works or how to grow a living wall. You can also discover which vegetables grow best in small gardens or learn how and where to grow vegetables indoors for the best results.

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Cucurbit vegetables come in many different shapes and sizes, from giant pumpkins to miniature gherkins, and although they all need healthy, nutritious soil, they have their own little growing preferences. When you learn more about these vegetables and how best to grow them, you can enjoy your favorite cucurbit plants whenever you want.  What do …

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Planning a large vegetable garden will involve creating permanent structures such as storage sheds and compost heaps and dividing your area as you have space to rotate your vegetable groups. Here are a few ideas that will facilitate a large vegetable garden design. Planning a Large Vegetable Garden Large vegetable gardens need to be planned …

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Whether you are a dedicated gardener looking for the ideal soil for growing tomatoes or are experimenting with your first few plants, you’ll find this information helpful! Tomatoes are a great addition to any vegetable garden if grown correctly. But what is the best soil mix for tomatoes? Healthy tomato plants can be grown in …

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Properly spaced tomatoes are not only healthier, but they produce a much larger harvest than those that are overcrowded, as well as those that are spread too widely! Spacing your tomato plants correctly is crucial, and it depends on factors such as the types of tomatoes you plant and how you decide to support them. …

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Discover new methods for growing your own vegetables with these backyard vegetable garden ideas and tips. Few things are more satisfying than walking through the garden on a summer day and plucking a sun-ripened tomato from the vine to enjoy the warm, juicy burst of flavor on your tongue or harvesting fresh ingredients for a …

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Homegrown vegetables are the best. They provide delicious, fresh ingredients for whatever you are cooking. There are a few staples that every kitchen needs and they are easy to grow. Let’s look at how to grow your own vegetables. You can easily create a kitchen garden with easy-to-grow, easy-to-store, and easy-to-use vegetables. If you’re new …

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