Vegetable Gardening Beginners Introduction is one area that should be adapted by every adult human being and I would go as far as saying from teenage years and beyond should be the starting point of understanding the value of this skill and commodity most take for granted.
Many never wonder what if something drastic or even worse catastrophic that would require you to live and survive on your own with no resources or supermarkets to shop in because they don’t have time working and commuting to work 12-14 hours a day or maybe even working a second job to make ends meet.
If there is one thing that could be the difference between making it longterm or not this is growing your own stuff. Might sound elementary but the fact is half the people don’t know how to farm.
How to start your own vegetable garden
Just like anything you do whether building a home or building a fence your foundation is the most critical part of enjoying a sustainable vegetable garden and you don’t have to go buying all sorts of equipment and chemicals to do it either. As a matter of fact you don’t even have to till the soil.
If you’ve done some farming before you probably just blew a gasket out the side of your neck when I said no tilling of the soil. I want to ask you a question, Who does the tilling in the forest ? Do you here anyone or equipment tilling the soil ?
I don’t. The truth of the matter is that humans have screwed everything they get their hands on or better yet it has been all laid out to make sure that the farmers get sucked dry because they have to spend so much on fertilizers, machinery tilling the soil not to include the labor costs to run a farming operation.
I am going to share some great stuff I’ve been learning about farming and how to do it efficiently using a fraction of water costs and be sustainable.
- First thing you do is go cut all the weeds in the garden and leave them there. No need to clean up. (It will act as compose)
- Second thing you will do is get you those rolls of brown paper at HomeDepot or any hardware store. (Know the size of your garden to know how many rolls you need).
- Third thing to do is to lay the brown paper on top of all the weed you cut and overlay side os the brown paper when laying it out.
- Fourth thing to do is get a couple of trucks of mulch and cover the brown paper with 3-4 inches of mulch. (Mulch should be from twigs, branches, leaves, and compose)
- Fifth thing to do is to cover all the mulch with at least 4-6 inches of hay or wood chips.
- Now go get a nice margarita and break out the grill and wait about six months for that soil to marinate. The soil will be so rich you might grow a few inches if you stand there long enough too.
If you want a free compose manufacturing service that works everyday without being told what to do, get a chicken house 30 ft. long by 12 ft. wide and let them run around the soiled area and they will have it ready for you in a short few weeks. And the best part is the chickens will give you eggs as a bonus, no charge.
Now that you know how to start a vegetable garden it’s time to get planting.
How to grow your own vegetables from seed
Now you have waited all this time you have probably noticed hardly any weeds and hopefully you cleaned those while you waited. I hope you didn’t take that literally about the margarita, obviously you have to maintained your garden meanwhile. It will be much less work and you will actually have fun doing it.
Now that you have the seeds you would like to plant and dig a hole about 6-12 inches apart. Go down to where you get soil and plant your seed there and cover with lite soil 1-2 inches loosely and leave until you see the starting out. When they get about 3-4 inches tall cover with mulch around and wood-chips on top.
You might want to water about every 4-5 days and see them thrive until they get a couple of months old and will probably water every 10-14 days making sure that there is wood chip covering. Depending on what produce and the area your in depends on which will grow best for you.
Every year your garden will continue to improve and get even richer and you will be able to grow pretty much anything you want. It takes work and perseverance to grow your crops but at your leisure and sharing the positive energy with the living things on earth.
The best vegetables grow garden
Here are some perennials and annuals you can plant in North America, do a search in your area for best perennials. Some perennials act as annuals.
- raspberries, blueberries and other berry bushes
- kale (usually grown as an annual)
- garlic (usually grown as an annual)
- radicchio (usually grown as an annual)
- globe artichokes
Annuals are grown every year from spring to fall. Save the amount of space you need for your annuals and keep the other areas for your perennials. Here are some annuals you might want to plant.
- Green Beans
Growing vegetables raised beds using a different way other than the conventional method.
Recently I was watching a video from a guy in Thailand who grows his garden in literally a raised bed about 1 meter or 3 feet off the ground in a lined inner structure where you can have covered to let only about 60-70% of sunlight.
The structure can be made of aluminum or wood about 6 inches deep with mulch soil and then cover with hay 3-4 inches around the blooming plant giving them one time a compose mix to boost them and water them every 3-5 days, just keep and eye on them at the beginning.
You can have a timer installed with a small pump to make a sprinkler system so you don’t have to be there everyday. You can make 4 feet by 8 feet beds or bigger or as many as you may need to grow your vegetables.
Benefits Growing Your Own Vegetables
- The first thing I would see as a benefit is, You know where it came from and what you put into it. Not GMO product or chemicals to grow yourself. You get a healthier food.
- If you have your garden in your backyard that is as far as you have to go to get your produce.
- You save a ton of money and potentially even make some extra cash like one of our friends, she sells every Saturday and does very well.
- You can teach the young ones how to plant their own garden, I think its the best survival gift you can give them.
- You can barter in times of crisis for other goods you might need. Food & Water will be the most important along with a good shelter.
The importance of you learning how to grow your own vegetables is life or death type of knowledge to pass on to our younger generation so they can survive and not be completely dependent on a system that could fail at any time given the current circumstances.
Start your garden today and survive to tell about it. Organic gardening is fun and can provide a healthy source of food for you and your family. This can not be stressed enough as to learning how to grow your own vegetables and how to benefit from natures world.