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Vegetable Gardens: 10 Steps for Doing it Right

Planting our own vegetable garden is something we’ve always wanted to do, ever since we were young. Now that we’ve finally decided the time is right, we want to make very sure we do it the correct way! That’s why we’ve been on the hunt for the best tips and tricks around, from all over the Internet.

Just in case you could use some guidance regarding vegetable gardens as well, here are 10 awesome pointers for making your vegetable garden the best it can possibly be!

1. Feed the soil

Feed the soil

If you’re going to grow the best vegetables you possibly can, it’s important to give them the very best soil to nourish them! Ei Ei Home suggests making very sure that you fertilize your gardens with soil that has been fed with compost, shredded leaves, and, believe it or not, animal manures.

2. Don’t forget to mark your plants

Don't forget to mark your plants

This might sound like a common sense thing to do to people who have planted gardens before, but you’d be surprised how easy it is to forget what you have growing where! That’s important because, as West Valley City Moms reminds you, you might have trouble telling the leaves of new plants apart until they’re bigger but different vegetables might require different care before then.

3. Consider a vertical pallet garden to save space

Consider a vertical pallet garden to save space

Do you live in a space with a very small yard but you’re still feeling very intent on growing your own vegetables? Then we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how World Market used an old wooden pallet to make a vertical vegetable garden that covers far less surface area! There are several vegetable that will thrive well in this layout, including tomatoes, lettuce, herbs, summer squash, and cucumbers.

4. Consider anti-gravity tomato gardens

Consider anti gravity tomato gardens

Just in case you’re still in the market for space saving ideas but you’re only really interested in growing tomatoes, here’s another awesome idea that also looks very intriguing to visitors! 1001 Gardens suggests upcycling a large plastic bucket and creating an “anti-gravity” tomato garden that will actually help your tomato plants last a little longer if you live in a cold place by keep them up out of the frozen ground.