Who says that vegetable gardens needs to be complex? You don’t need to have a massive garden in order to be a real gardener – or in order to enjoy all of the benefits that a garden offers. A simple vegetable garden may be just the perfect thing for you, especially if you are working with a small space or with limited time.
Below, you will find some simple tips on how to plant a simple vegetable garden. Sometimes simplicity is best, even when it comes to vegetable gardens. Take a look!
How to Plant a Simple Vegetable Garden:
1. Choose 2-3 plant varieties.
Look at your daily diet. What vegetables do you consume daily or weekly? Narrow it down to 2-3 varieties and keep it at that. Focus on growing those 2-3 plants really well instead of spreading yourself out thin with 8-10 plants.
One idea on this scale would be a Salsa Garden – perfect for those who love Mexican Recipes!
2. Choose a manageable sized plot.
A simple 6×6 planting bed may work best for you. It is the perfect size to easily maintain and manipulate your way around – won’t take a TON of tilling to make it happen. A simple square plot may work best as opposed to an alternate shape. For some folks – a small raised bed is a PERFECT manageable size.
3. Let the soil work for you.
Enrich your soil with crushed egg shells and compost so that it works hard for you. By keeping your soil full of nutrients, it will work for you 24 hours a day keeping your plants healthy.
4. Give your garden a good evening sprinkle.
A quick evening sprinkle will allow your garden to absorb a healthy sip of water each night. You can even set a sprinkler if you wish to make the task even simpler. Just turn it on and go.
5. Bring your family in on the action.
Have your family help with harvesting. This part of the gardening process is simple and fun for kids to do. Pass this task along to them and simplify your gardening even more.
Gardens should be fun, not stressful. Plant a simple vegetable garden and reap the benefits of fresh vegetables with a side of less stress! Gardening is not a contest, it is just a great way to bring fresh produce to your table. Keep it simple and enjoy your garden as it is meant to be enjoyed.