Everything you need to know to begin
If you’ve always dreamed of having a vegetable garden in your backyard, what’s stopping you from giving it a go?
Is it that you think a vegetable garden will be too much work? Perhaps you just don’t know how to get started. Maybe you have questions, like, “where should I put a vegetable garden?” or “do I have enough room?”
In this article, we help you through the process of planning your vegetable garden, from considering shade or sun to the size of your garden and choice of plants.
Soon you will have no more excuses to put off gardening in Mornington Peninsula, as we tell you everything you need to know to get started in 3 easy steps.
Plan your garden
Gardening in Mornington Peninsula doesn’t have to be complicated. A little planning can set you on the right path from the beginning.
When looking to start a vegetable garden you can save yourself much garden maintenance in Mornington Peninsula by just thinking it through before you begin.
For example, you need to take stock of your yard and consider if the area you are thinking of cultivating is in full sun or part shade. This will determine which vegetable or fruit plants will thrive in those conditions.
Garden maintenance in Mornington Peninsula can be exacerbated by trying to force plants to grow where they are not destined to flourish.
So, you might need to do some research to find out which plants are best suited for your area.
Berries seem to do well when it comes to gardening in Mornington Peninsula, which is evidenced by the u-pick berry farms in the area, and the marauding blackberries.
Note: never eat wild blackberries, as you don’t know if they have been poisoned by local authorities. It is much safer to grow your own or buy them.
Now that you’ve taken into account the available sunlight in your garden and started to think about which vegetable and fruit plants like those conditions, you can consider how big you want your vegetable garden to be.
Note that the bigger your veggie garden is, the more work it will be to keep up your garden maintenance in Mornington Peninsula. The truth is, it can be overwhelming if you are new to gardening, so start small.
You can always scale your veggie garden project up over the years as you gain experience gardening in Mornington Peninsula. A good starting garden size is 6 x 6 feet (183 x 183 cm)./p>
If you have a landscaped garden full of manicured lawns and shrubs and you’re not sure how to get started with a vegetable garden, here’s a solution. Why not try growing herb and vegetable plants in containers?
That is a perfect microcosm in which to perfect your skills in vegetable gardening in Mornington Peninsula. It can even work for you if all you have is a small balcony. It’s not about the space, it’s how you use it.
Choosing your plants wisely
As we’ve said, gardening maintenance in Mornington Peninsula is easier when you choose the right plants for your conditions. But there is more to choosing your plants than simply opting for ones that suit your garden.
Firstly, should you choose to plant from seeds or seedlings? If you are new to gardening in Mornington Peninsula, you should decide on seedlings, as they are ready to be put into the ground right away.
Sometimes seeds need to be germinated in a greenhouse before you can use them, which is time-consuming and requires extra effort.
If you do want to go to those lengths, it can be a fascinating experience for kids. They learn about nature and feel proud about creating something from scratch.
But for now, if you just want to take the easier option, seedlings are more convenient, and you can get started with them immediately.
This might seem an obvious point, but when you are preparing for gardening in Mornington Peninsula, and planning out your plant choice, you should choose fruits and vegetables that you like and will use.
There’s no point in having a bumper crop of cukes if they make your kids want to puke. Though you may find that involving your kids in growing vegetables enhances their enthusiasm for eating them, too. That said, it’s best to start with vegetables that are well-liked by your family.
Call Jim’s for help with garden maintenance
If you are interested in having your garden landscaped to include a vegetable garden, your friends here at Jim’s Mowing can help. We can assist you with everything from plant choice, soil tilling, fertilising, to ongoing garden maintenance in Mornington Peninsula. You can reap the rewards of having a vegetable garden, without all the back-breaking work.
Contact us at Jim’s Mowing Mornington Peninsula today!