Planting a Vegetable Garden. Computer Applications. Location. Choose a location in full sun. Vegetable require 6 or more hours of direct sun a day The soil should be well drained If grass or weeds grow, its probably already well drained. Put up a Fence. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Planting a Vegetable Garden
Planting a Vegetable GardenComputer ApplicationsLocationChoose a location in full sun. Vegetable require 6 or more hours of direct sun a dayThe soil should be well drainedIf grass or weeds grow, its probably already well drained.
Put up a FencePut a fence around your garden Helps keep out animalsA 2-3 foot fence is fine unless deer are in the neighborhoodYou can use inexpensive wire like poultry nettingBend the bottom foot of the wire to the outside of the garden to lay right on top of the ground to keep animals from digging under the fence
How to Get MoreSome vegetables can be trained to grow up bamboo or metal poles (tomatoes, pole beans, cucumbers and peas.)
Fertilize and WaterSpread fertilizer over the ground in late winter or, an inch depth of compostMake sure your garden is gets a good watering once a week
Weed FrequentlyPull out the weeds frequently before they grow too big
Get Started!Plan to plant your garden around the middle of June using small plantsYou can sow seeds indoors during the winter to grow your own small plantsTo prepare a new garden area, lay several layers of newspaper on existing vegetation, and top it with compost This will smother the existing vegetationPlant immediately!
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