Vegetable Garden Plans
 First Step to your Spring Garden

Vegetable garden plans are the first step when putting together my vegetable garden planning for my spring vegetable garden.

I do this in the winter usually January after the holidays were done.

It was my anticipation for the coming spring that makes this a fun project.

I love to curl up with my garden seed catalogs and Vegetable Garden Layout to decide what vegetables seeds to buy for spring planting.

I buy my seeds early so I can start my vegetable plants in February.

In your vegetable garden plan you need to decide.

    1. Your garden location
    2. Your garden size.
    3. Your watering method

Pick a spot in your yard that gets at least 6 hours of sun each day.

My garden plots are located on the south side of my home. There is sun all day. I don’t have to worry about any of my trees casting shade.

Check your chosen spot in the morning for any shade. Check again in the afternoon. Then see if late afternoon is still sunny. You will soon get an idea of where to locate your garden.

Locate your garden close to the house. It will be easier to take care of and you will enjoy the convenience when you need to harvest some vegetables for dinner.

Starting a vegetable garden will need water.

Seeds need water to germinate and transplanted plants need water for a good start. So plan your garden close to your water source. When it gets hot the garden will need a good soaking at least two times a week.

Vegetables like soil rich in organic matter. Soil supports the plants and delivers water and nutrients. If you have poor soil, don’t worry. Your soil will improve as you add compost organic matter and Vegetable garden fertilizer

If your soil is rocky or clay based you could consider doing a raised bed vegetable garden or a square foot garden. These methods use frames to raise the soil above ground level. Vegetable plants only need 6 to 8 inches of soil for good root growth.

We bought a new home in the country and I was already thinking of my vegetable garden plans. I picked this location and took a picture. We were still waiting to close on the home but I was already picturing the vegetable garden.

This garden is a little neglected, but the location is great.

Lots of sun and the soil was good. I already had visions of my vegetable garden layout.

Here is a picture the next year after I prepared the garden plot.

This picture was taken on May 4. You can still see snow on the mountain.

I started planting my cabbage, onions and carrots that week.

The tomatoes and peppers were planted the first week of June after the last frost date in our area.

You need to decide on the size of garden you will be planting. If you are a beginner at vegetable gardening a 10’x 20’ garden will be manageable and supply a nice verity of produce for your family.

When your vegetable garden plans

are done the next step is deciding your garden layout and which vegetable garden seeds to plant.

Soon you will be on your way to planting a vegetable garden,  starting vegetable seeds.  Know When to plant vegetables.

If garden design is a mystery, check out this great resource. Garden design exposed. This site will help you with garden design ideas, Garden projects with your landscape including flower beds with some unique design elements.

Check out the No Till Gardening method. It's a great way to have a hassle free vegetable garden.

Don't forget to brew up some Compost Tea  or make some homemade organic fertilizer with this simple organic fertilizer recipe, for a great way to increase your soil and plant nutrition.

Have fun and enjoy gardening everyday......

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