• Lulu Studio

  • tea towels & wrapping paper for garden lovers
  • Bectique Designs

  • Punny Pot Planters
  • Amusing plant markers for every occasion
  • Green Collective Co

  • Al inclusive grow kits.
  • Kym's Creative Design

  • Pots to make you chuckle!
  • Green Tech Innovations

  • Indoor hydroponic planters with grow lights

Lulu Studio

tea towels & wrapping paper for garden lovers Tempt me!

Bectique Designs

Punny Pot Planters Yes please!
Amusing plant markers for every occasion Show me!

Green Collective Co

Al inclusive grow kits. Tempt me!

Kym's Creative Design

Pots to make you chuckle! Show me please!

Green Tech Innovations

Indoor hydroponic planters with grow lights Tell me more!

A Beginner's Guide to Growing a Vegetable Garden

by Carrie Spencer

A garden can beautify your property and prove practical, providing fresh produce you can
use for cooking. A thriving garden can also serve as a safe habitat for bees, which will return
the favor by pollinating plants and supporting growth. Growing Vegetables Down Under is
committed to helping people create gorgeous gardens in their own yards.


Read on for a quick beginner's guide to growing a buzzing garden that will benefit your
property—and the bees!


Prepare the Perfect Piece of Land
It's hard for plants to grow in rocky soil or without sufficient sun. These tricks will help you
prepare a plot of land that's conducive to a healthy garden.


● Plant your garden in an area that gets full sun and plan a layout that fits the space.
Do a soil test to understand the soil's nutrient composition. You can then determine
what type of fertilizer you need to prepare the garden.
● Create a drip irrigation system to ensure you can give your garden the water it needs.
● Get a property survey to make sure you aren't encroaching on someone else's
property.


Decide What to Plant and Learn How to Grow It
Your local climate will help determine what types of plants are most likely to thrive in your
garden.
● If you're a gardening newbie, prioritize easy-to-grow produce that does well across
diverse climates, like beans and leafy greens.
● Schedule your planting season. Certain crops do well when planted in early spring,
while others need warmer weather.
Download helpful apps for gardening. For example, Garden Manager reminds you
what garden maintenance to do when, depending on the crop.
Protect Against Animals and Pests for Long-Term Success
Preserve your garden by taking action against pests that could ruin your crops or jeopardize
the soil's health.
Add organic matter to your soil regularly to keep it healthy.
● Contact local fence companies to put up a barrier that will keep out critters like moles
or rabbits that might steal your produce.
● Use natural insecticides to keep harmful pests like grubs at bay without harming
helpful bugs like bees.
● When cold weather arrives, winterise your garden to protect against frost.
Raising a bountiful garden from scratch can be a rewarding and practical pastime. Best of
all, you don't need to be a pro to make it happen! The above guide gives you all the tools
you need.


Growing Vegetables Down Under knows that gardening is good for the head, the heart and
the hips. Read more informative articles today, shop online, or get in touch by emailing growingvegetablesdownunder@gmail.com

The latest....

Got a pest or disease problem?

Send me a message or jump onto one of my social media platforms where I show you how to prevent and manage particular pests and diseases naturally. In my latest podcast episodes I talk about Thyme and Sage, and how they can manage pests in your garden. Check out the podcast tab above for more details.

Don't forget about Milk Monday, Fish Friday, Seaweed Saturday, and Salt Sunday! These easy to follow organic options keep your garden in tip top shape and help manage predators. This month on the podcast we are revisiting these 4 organic methods and why they are the key to success on your organic gardening journey.

I've partnered with a new affiliate to bring you gardening kits perfect for kids and home schooling. Check them out under the "Coupons" tab above.

A few new planting guides online, and in the works. Especially my two FREE guides which are in their final stages of drafting: Kids Garden and Beginner Garden (September planting). In the kids garden, I am focusing on all vegetables kids love eating and can sample straight out of the garden. The beginner guide is focusing on those spring and summer favourites and helping build you confidence to get dirty and eat clean.

Lastly, check out Biome and make the most of this awesome discount. Stock up on seeds, bokashis, grains, gardening supplies, vegetable brushes. They even have a great gardener's brush to get the dirt of your hands.

Gardening is good for the head, the heart and the hips.

Grow your garden with these simple easy to follow planting guides that do the thinking for you.

PLANTING GUIDES

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