Potatoes are one of the easiest root vegetables to grow. They are extremely versatile and can be grown in almost any kind of space from moderate sized containers to large fields. There are many different potato varieties, usually categorized as early, second early, and main crop potatoes. Early types are good for small spaces and are less likely to be affected by pests. Main crops take up the most space but are usually the best type to use if you intend to store your potatoes for later use. One of the advantages of growing your own potatoes is that they can be harvested and eaten at various stages of growth. (more…)
In the last few years, organic vegetables have been among the bestselling commodities in supermarkets across the country. Consumers are aware that organically grown vegetables have much higher nutritional values than ordinary produce traditionally grown using all sorts of fertilizers and artificial chemicals. Organic vegetables are certainly better for our health, but they tend to be heavier on the budget.
To ensure your family stays healthy without having to buy expensive organic vegetables, why not grow your own vegetables? You can start a vegetable garden right in your backyard. If you have experience in maintaining a flower garden, you shouldn’t have too much trouble starting and growing a vegetable garden. Vegetables are generally a lot easier to care for than flowers because most of them thrive regardless of the season. Vegetables also take up less space to grow.
Vegetable Garden Layout
A typical layout for a vegetable garden consists of several rows, with each row dedicated to a particular vegetable. Most vegetable gardeners like planting different vegetables on alternate rows so they will always (more…)