3 Tips To Help You Start A Veggie Garden Today
With the current state of the world at the moment, you might be thinking it’s a good time to start a veggie garden. Here are 3 tips to help you get your veggie garden underway to save money, reduce your dependence on the supermarket, and negative impact on the environment.
- Plan ahead
If you’re new to starting a veggie patch, it would be wise to plan ahead to avoid wasting your time and money, that may very well be why you’re here. Consider the space you have, how you can best utilize it, consider the veggies you’re most likely to use and not waste and make sure you do your research on what each plant you choose actually requires to thrive.
- Cut costs with DIY compost
Getting your soil right can be one of the most expensive aspects of the process, and you may find yourself having to buy bag loads from Bunnings, this is far from ideal, especially during this economy. Get a large bin and start filling it with your daily household scraps as well as branches, leaves, and other dried green waste. This may take some time to be ready so the sooner you start, the better.
- Crop Arrangement / Using Verticle Space
In order to maximize yield use your space wisely, it’s best that instead of planting in rows or squares plants in triangles, this can increase what you fit in a single garden bed by 10 - 14%. It is also a good idea to use climbing plants to capitalise on verticle space as well as horizontal.