Growing plants, or rather, vegetables on your own could either be a disappointment or a rewarding experience. So before setting foot into buying seeds and constructing your soil bed, consider reviewing some useful insights that may add to your success.
Choose Ideal Plants for Your Region’s Climate
A huge factor that affects your plant’s growth is the normal temperature and humidity of surrounding air. Vegetables known to thrive well in cold and humid condition may not grow productively in warm regions and vice versa. Some crops that enjoy the heat are basil, peppers, squash, and tomato. On the other hand, lettuce, cabbage, leeks and carrots tolerate cool temperatures.
It is best to select plants that can tolerate your average climate to get the most out of your garden.
Amount of Sunlight
Sunlight can either promote growth or destroy your crops. Check your garden if it is shady or soaked in the sun all throughout the day. Some plants require 8 hours of sunlight while others need 3 to 4 hours minimum. We recommend that you pick plants that can thrive with 3-8 hours of sun exposure.
Apart from sunlight, your soil’s quality also plays a significant role in keeping healthy veggies. It is commonly safe to maintain the ground soft and moist with proper drainage. Mulching is an excellent way to keep your top layer saturated. Also, bear in mind the depth seeds need to be planted into the soil and distance from each other before getting your hands dirty.
Watering the Right Way
Water is essential to plants as sunlight and soil quality. While it is easy to provide daily showers, it is also easy to overdo it. Ideally, 2 to 3 times of enough watering will make your vegetables happy. Keep your soil moist about 2 to 3 inches thick.