When to start planting a garden

crops in spring

If you want enough space in your garden, a terrace and you want to start a home garden, you must know some keys first. Many people doubt when do you start planting a garden and how they should do it. If you are asking all these questions, it is based on discovering what are the benefits of truly enjoying the fruits.

Therefore, we are going to dedicate this article to tell you when you start planting a garden and what are the keys to doing it correctly.

When to plant crops

when you start to plant a garden

If you are a newbie, spring is an exceptional time, everything is full of vitality, there will be more work and work to be done. At the beginning of the season, all the crops that you want to harvest in summer and early autumn should be done. What's more, are the most demanding months for composting and pest control. Spring is a great time to cover all of our plants and crops. With this, we will keep the soil moisture in the hot summer.

Taking into account that it is the season in which the frosts give way, from this moment you can plant almost anything. It can be said that 80% of the most typical crops in the garden have a place in recent months. There are many options: Bell pepper, eggplant, tomato, zucchini, beet, cabbage, asparagus, lettuce, melon, radish, beans, beet, watermelon, carrot, etc. With so many types of vegetables, you will have many options to prepare roasted vegetables, recipes for vegetable creams, stews and everything that nightshades and other families can offer you.

According to preferences, Everything will depend on the space available and the planning of the crops to be planted. When grown in the same environment, positive and negative plant correlations must also be considered.

 

Why have a garden?

home garden

Besides a good reason to have a garden, the fact is that being able to have your own food and share your cultivation with your family is a compelling reason to discover the best way to start. To start a garden, you don't need a lot of space to plant or a lot of gardening experience, but you need to know some basic skills to get off to a good start.

Before you start planting, It is important to take into account some precautions that will help us to grow and bear fruit.. These are simple techniques that are critical to the success of our garden and will even determine how you start from the first step.

Tips for learning how to plant a garden

when you start to plant a home garden

These are the best tips for learning how to plant a garden:

Consider the amount of light

As important as the substrate or irrigation, choosing the right location for our garden is crucial for the development of our seeds and seedlings. Most crops need to dry in the sun for at least six hours a day, but even if our garden area receives less light, we do not have to rule out enjoying it.

The only thing that will really affect the lack of this solar average is the choice of crops. Although tomatoes, aubergines, and peppers (among others) require a lot of sunlight, there are many other plant species that respond well even in low light (such as lettuce, onion, or garlic).

Choosing a good space to grow

The amount of space is not a barrier to having a garden but it is decisive when starting it. It is more than advisable to be realistic and go from less growing space to more. In this way, we will start by familiarizing ourselves with a few crops (they will serve as training) to increase the number and their level of complication little by little.

Thus, the ideal is to start with a cultivating table, which we can select according to the space we have or, even if the space we have is vertical, planting bags. They are two types of gardens perfect to start in the garden and become familiar with it.

Organize irrigation periods

Water, like sunlight or substrate types, is essential for our crops to thrive. However, we will have to look at irrigation from two different perspectives.

On the one hand, depending on the size or needs of our garden, we will have to plan the use of some type of irrigation system. A perfect environment, especially in the months in which the irrigation needs are greater (hot months are also the months in which the crops are fruitful), and if we cannot manage them in time, our garden will not notice our absence .

On the other hand, irrigation is also a factor to take into account when organizing crops in the garden. Since not everyone has the same water needs, we must group them according to the amount of irrigation they need before planting.

Select good crops

Taking into account all the factors that we have just seen (space, level of sun exposure and water demand), we can choose the ideal crop for our type of garden. We can't make decisions lightly, but we can carefully examine the needs of each species. If our intention is to have a more biodiverse or ecological garden, then we must be attentive to the enemies of the garden to prevent them from destroying our crops.

Therefore, in addition to the classic aphids in orchards and gardens, it is important to know that certain crops are really attractive to certain insects (so it is recommended to understand the characteristics of each crop and its most common pests). To alleviate them it is important to know the insects and plants that are natural friends of the garden. Therefore, in addition to the crops we grow, it will also be interesting to let other crops help us attract those who can help us stop pests.

In this way, in our crops, we will have to include plants that are friendly to the garden that not only scare away enemies but also attract the attention of friendly insects such as bees or ladybugs (voracious aphids).

There is no doubt that this it is the perfect way to maintain the natural balance of the gardenAs we watch the crops grow to the end, this unique satisfaction is the prelude to enjoying its flavor.

I hope that with this information you can learn more about when you start planting a garden and how it is done.


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