Starting a Home Grown Edible Garden
If you are starting your edible garden now, there are many vegetables to be sown from seed. However, if you’d like to have your veggies a little sooner, then ‘jump start’ your edible gardening by planting seedlings.
Edible gardening should be fun, and during summer the selection can be a little more exotic, ‘sweet’ and exciting. If you have children consider water-melons, sweet melons and of course sweet corn. These may be more readily enjoyed that the traditional healthy tomatoes, lettuce, spinach and radishes!
Soil is the foundation of all living plants, and when gardening for food, this is even more important! The goodness from the soil will be carried through into the goodness of your crop. Healthy soils ensure healthy plants. Poor soils lack the structure and ability to hold nutrients and water, which will ultimately affect plant growth. Vegetable gardening requires 3 basic elements; sun, water and nutrition. Ensure you prepare your garden bed with loads of organic material to sustain and nurture the growing demands of your edibles.