Starting a Home Vegetable Garden

Starting a home vegetable garden...

...  might be as easy as vegetable plants going to seed this year.

Next year the volunteer vegetables are harvested from the back yard!

If only vegetable gardening was this easy.

Newly planted raised garden bed

We vegetable plants like the idea of being cultivated ...

... and cared for by our gardener.

If the home vegetable garden plans are made wisely ...

... we will respond in kind with high yields of nutritious healthy vegetables

Backyard raised garden beds

A Home Vegetable garden ... the Beginning

Vegetable Gardening for Beginners

What time of year should a vegetable garden be started?

    When creating a new area in the home vegetable garden ...

... himself prefers soil preparation to begin in the fall

    so he can get on with the planting and growing in early spring.

Heirloom tomatoes

Before getting dirty hands decide Where ? ...

... Location, location, location ...

     Where is important

     as we vegetable plants require at least Six Hours of Sunshine

.... An available source of water for us vegetable plants to drink.

...  How far does the cook has to walk to pull the carrots for dinner?

          Oh well, exercise is good !

What  growing method for the home vegetable garden plants ?

 Will it be ...

...  traditional home vegetable garden plot.

...  will our gardener try raised bed gardening ?

... no dig gardening

... Or maybe container vegetable gardening ?

 There is no right method ...

... The choice will be the best situation for us vegetables

        and the gardener ...

... considering the available garden space.

All methods require lots of organic garden compost !

Vegetable garden soil being mixed with mushroom manure

... Why plant these or those Vegetable Garden Seeds?

Our gardener plants the vegetables he likes to eat. Ouch!!

That's okay.

His favorite is the Growing Potatoes !

We vegetables appreciate the big fanfare on our arrival at the dinner table.

The gardener's wife knows some good vegetable recipies to comfort us.

Vegetable seed selection

... When to plant vegetables, us ?

... Spring gardening is usual.

... If fall vegetable gardening has been planned planting times will vary.

... The same goes for winter vegetable gardening. Brrrr !

... Garden structures for protection from the weather should be included

     when developing a winter vegetable garden design.

Raised garden beds in a community garden

... How to grow vegetables ?

    The how to skills will develop

    with the gardener's vegetable gardening experiences ...

... which include the good vegetable gardening practices

    of  building and feeding the soil ...

... so we vegetable plants can eat ... grow ... and produce vegetables.

The ultimate addition to vegetable garden soil .. ocean compost

In doubt about how to grow vegetables ?

... Beginning vegetable gardening ... or an old pro ...

    Read the back and front of the vegetable seed package.

Watching him assemble tools or garden structures ...

... our gardener does not read the instructions provided ...... 

... but we always see him reading the seed package !

    Vegetable seed package information gives ...

...  timing, seeding, growing, and harvesting information 

Even then he has a problem with vegetable plant spacing.

    He plants us too close together!

    No garden plan !

     Inter planting?

     Sometimes he is a slow learner!


building a raised garden bed

Just starting a home vegetable garden ?

Cool weather vegetables being started in a raised garden bed

Size ... It does matter !

Do not go overboard.

    Vegetables Gone Wild ...  Not a pretty sight !

    Experience, desire and time available will let you know how to expand the plot ...

... for vegetable growing success in your back yard garden ...

... now and in future growing seasons.


Raised bed gardening in a community garden

   Before commencing a home vegetable garden ...

... planning will  include vegetable seed selection .


    Seed starting directly in the vegetable garden will work well when spring gardening

    including growing lettuce,  carrots, radish, spinich, chard and beets.

    Nursery vegetable plant seedlings may make for easy vegetable gardening ...

... when growing tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, and eggplant.

    Grow Garlic   .. One of the easiest vegetables to grow ...

... plant garlic in November for the largest garlic bulbs.

Growing garlic in containers

    Growing Vegetables is not rocket science.

    This is obvious, as our gardener is pretty good at growing vegetables.

    Back yard gardening success is developed through experience over time.

    Perfect vegetable growing conditions are usually not there

     in a backyard home vegetable garden ...

...  or when small space gardening ...

... so adapt the space, the soil and the vegetable growing method.

Raised bed gardening harvest

The best vegetable gardening tips will come from a veteran gardener.

There will one in your neighborhood.

 Ask him for gardening advice, how best to grow vegetables in this locale?

Although our gardener has many years experience gardening vegetables ...

                                                                                                                                                                                            ..He still talks to others about ideas for growing vegetables ...

... bigger, better and more of us.

Vertical  garden at back of raised bed garden

The ever changing tweaking of growing methods in a  Home Vegetable Garden ...

... makes gardening vegetables interesting and fun.


... We have heard him speaking of plant combinations ... plant companions and ...

... more intensive planting  in the new raised garden beds.

But more recently he has mentioned different planting zones ...

... apparently we are moving ...

... from plant hardiness zone 8a  to  6a ... brrr

    We vegetables will see what the future holds for us.

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Other articles about Getting Started that may be of interest.

Raised Bed Gardening

Starting a Vegetable Garden

When to Plant

Vegetable Garden Seeds

Backyard Gardening

Planting a Vegetable Garden

Container Vegetable Gardening

Easy to Grow Vegetables

Essential Tools

Raised Bed Vegetable Gardening

Growing From Seed

Small Vegetable Garden

Garden Hand Tools