Planting - Vegetable Directory - Watch Your Garden Grow. When To Plant The old saying that "patience is a virtue" applies to gardeners who get the itch to garden when temperatures warm up in the spring.
One of the ways to determine when to plant veggies is based on their hardiness or their ability to withstand frost and cold temperatures. Very hardy vegetables can be planted four to six weeks before the frost-free date in the spring. Potato tubers and onion sets can be planted. Asparagus, broccoli and cabbage can be planted as transplants. Frost tolerant vegetables can be planted two to three weeks before the frost-free date. Tender vegetables can be planted on or after the frost-free date. Warm-loving vegetables can be planted one to two weeks after the frost-free date. Vining crops like watermelon, cucumbers, pumpkins and cantaloupe can be planted. What To Plant Grow hybrid vegetables.
Choose vegetables that have earned the All-America Selections award. Choose disease resistant varieties of vegetables. How To Plant Seeding Transplants. Planting a Garden. Vegetable Garden: Planning and Layout. Growing your own vegetables is both rewarding and healthy.
Growing vegetables can be a great way to save money, improve your diet, get exercise, and enjoy the outdoors. And the best part about vegetable gardening is that you can do as much or as little as you want – from one happy tomato plant to a row of squash that will have you sneaking baskets onto neighbors’ porches in the dead of night. Location, Location, Location The first and most important step to planting a vegetable garden is choosing a location that will allow the plants to flourish. Fruiting plants must have adequate light, water, and nutrients in order to produce fruits and vegetables. Choose a sunny, well-drained area for your vegetable garden. Light Most vegetables need about 8 hours of sunlight a day. A young broccoli plant soaking up the sunshine. Water Drip irrigation is an efficient way to water a vegetable garden.
Soil To grow vegetables, your garden must have rich, well-drained soil. How to build My 50 Dollar Greenhouse. First off – you really can build this thing very cheaply, but to do so you have to recycle, freecycle, and scrounge.
If you just go out and buy new everything it will probably cost over $200 – still not bad all in all.This Article is featured in Jan 2010 issue of Birds and Blooms Magazine! Want to find out if this thing works before you read all this? Read 6 months in the Greenhouse first.Want to see what happens when a few inches of wet snow accumulates on this? Collapse! Building the Greenhouse Doors is addressed in a separate article – isn’t this enough for one weekend? My $50 Greenhouse Welcome Stumbleupon Gardeners! Materials list Construction Steps Hind Sight – What I would do differently The planning is over and construction on my hoop house greenhouse has begun. After some research I’ve decided to build the structure of the hoop house out of 20 ft. joints of three quarter inch PVC plumbing pipe. If your Greenhouse is too Flat it will collapse! How to Build the $50 Hoop House Thusly.