Many people resort to growing vegetables in their own garden instead of buying them from outside since store-bought foods are usually contaminated with chemicals and other pesticides. This is also an effective way to decrease your grocery bills, why does anyone have to spend in the store when he or she can just pick what they want from their backyard. More importantly, these veggies are much fresher and for some reason taste better.Growing this is not that difficult, of course, you would have to spend a lot of time tending to it but contrary to popular belief, it does not require much work as one thinks.
Location is the key
It’s an obvious fact that plants need sunlight in order to grow to their fullest potential. So, plant your veggies in a place where there’s an ample amount of sunlight. Place these plants with enough space between each other so that they don’t shadow the other plants and compete for resources, keep the taller plants away from the shorter ones.
Ensure that your soil contains organic materials such as composted leaves or peat moss. Fertilizers containing nitrogen, Phosphorous, and oxygen also needs to be added but in limited amounts, adding too much can contribute to fewer fruits. But before you do all this, it’s a good idea to get your soil tested for contamination, vegetables from a contaminated soil can have adverse effects on your health. Don’t worry even if it’s contaminated, a professional will carry out a contaminated service and help to restore the soil.
Contaminated soil is a result of an inefficient way of handling hazardous waste disposal Melbourne in industrial sites or during land development. This waste can seep underground and travel to nearby lands thus contaminating it.
Adding 3 layers of mulch around your plants will help to insulate your plant thus keeping it warm during winter and cool during summer. It also acts as a barrier against pests and diseases and minimizes weed growth.
Your plant is bound to attract insects and that’s inevitable, but don’t rush into spraying your plant with pesticides. Remember that, one of the reasons you are growing this at home is to decrease the number of chemicals used. If you must, then use it later in the day or evening only. Not all insects are harmful, especially those that come in the morning so avoid spraying it in the morning as you can risk killing some beneficial insects and pollinators.