Things to try: A Vegetable Garden


While we are all staying home together, everyone is looking for something fun to do! There are many creative projects to get your home ready for summer that can be done in this time of staying at home. Planting a vegetable garden is a great way to add elements of sustainability, self-sufficiency, and health to your outdoor space and lifestyle. Keep the kids entertained and round them up to help build a veggie garden in your own backyard!


child playing in vegetable garden 

Incorporate Veggies You Love

Do you have certain veggies you can't live without? Add your favorite veggies to your garden so you can have a large supply of them! Make sure you understand the necessary soil and sun conditions for each plant so you can achieve the best results and a bountiful harvest!


tomatoes in garden


Plan Your Layout

Make sure your garden is in a place where you will find convent for watering. You must take the necessary time in each day to water your garden. Planning where you place the garden is a great way to make sure that it is close enough to your home, so you will be able to water it each day. Place your garden somewhere where you will be able to harvest easily. This will make it more convenient for you when the harvesting process begins. If you choose to plant herbs, this is also a great way for you to run outside when cooking to grab some fresh herbs for your dish.




Get Some Sun

Like other plants, vegetables need lots of suns to grow their best. Make sure you pick a spot in your yard where there is a lot of sunlight. Typically vegetables need about 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day, your plants would prefer spots where the best and longest hours of sunlight can be achieved without the blocking of trees or other obstacles. 



Garden Size

When it comes to planting, there are many options when it comes to size. Make sure you pick a garden size that is easy to keep up with and will provide you with the veggies you desire. It is also important to know what you're in for and how much time your garden will require. 

If you are a beginner, starting with a smaller size is a perfect way to learn the basics. Even making a garden that is 10x10 feet is a great start. With this size, you can have around five veggies growing at the same time. This will also help you ease into your gardening habit!



What We're Planting 

Some of our favorite plants to grow can be found below. All of the veggies are easy to grow any make a great addition to your garden, no matter your level of expertise!

  • Tomatoes 
  • Lettuce
  • Radish
  • Carrots
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Zucchini 
  • Onions
  • Cabbage 
  • Pumpkin
  • Eggplant 
  • Green Beans 


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