vegetable gardening

Home Vegetable Gardening

For those people who love to have fresh vegetables in the spring and summer, home vegetable gardening might be the best way to go. The great thing about home vegetable gardening is that the person is growing their own vegetables which mean that there isnít a bunch of chemicals on the vegetables.

Also, there is something wonderful about taking a seed and nurturing it until it grows up, and picking the vegetables from something that the person raised. Home vegetable gardening is a wholesome hobby that reduces stress while being outside under the sun. When a person is out in the garden, the stresses of the day seem to go away and a person might find themselves just picking weeds and enjoying the day.

Vegetable gardening reduces blood pressure and clears the mind. People are also saving money by growing their own food. People know that home grown vegetables are always the best tasting because the vegetables arenít picked until they are ready to be eaten. As long as a person has dirt somewhere where they live, they can garden at their home. Even if there isnít any dirt where someone lives, people can buy some large pots and grow the vegetables in them.

They might need some extra watering but they will grow well and thatís the whole point. So if a person likes to eat the vegetables like grandma used to have, start gardening and bring those old memories back to life in this next growing season.

Vegetable Gardening Problems

Anytime people have a garden, they will also have bugs. Unless a person wants to use chemicals, they will have to get outside and kill any harmful bugs on the plants. If the person has access to good bugs like ladybugs or praying mantis, this works great for most of the smaller bugs. For large bugs like grasshoppers and larger bugs, they will have to be picked off by hand.

Another problem a person my have in vegetable gardening is staying on top of all of the weeds. If a person doesnít go out daily to pick the weeds, the weeds will choke out the plants and take over. Vegetable gardening also means that the person needs to water the garden regularly. Watering the garden not only keeps the plants alive, it makes the plants healthy and able to withstand some of the bugs that might be on the plants.


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Gardening Tip #11

Some plants require re-potting for optimum growth but there are others that resent having their roots disturbed. Or their roots system may be small enough that they don't require re-potting. One way to check if your plant needs re-potting is to turn it upside down. Tap the pot to release the plant and check its roots. If roots are all you see, then re-pot. Sometimes the roots will come out of the pot. You should either cut them off or re-pot the plant.