Tips and Tricks to Grow a Vegetable Garden – With Video
March 7, 2017 in Outdoors
Making a vegetable garden is an increasingly popular activity. Urban gardens grow more and more easily with the help of adapted equipment. So take some time to check out the following sections and come and meet our counselors at our garden center to learn a lot of tips and advice on the vegetable garden.
However, check this video if you want to know what are the mistakes beginners usually do when they want to be a gardener
How to prepare and maintain your vegetable garden?
Video by Rock Guiguère
It is very important to have your soil analyzed after a few years or when you notice a decrease in crops. Indeed, the share enjoyed vegetables enjoy a pH of about 6 or rather neutral. However, if your soil has become too acidic, the success of your crops can be compromised. We now offer this service(soil analysis service).
Gently tamp the soil to ventilate the soil, but not too deep to avoid undoing the soil structure.Microorganisms, ants, and worms are disturbed.
Add sheep manure or shrimp compost to enrich your soil with organic matter.
Fertilize with a fertilizer granule for the garden before or 2 weeks after planting. Choose an organic fertilizer preferably.
ONCE YOUR SOIL READY, ENRICHED AND FERTILIZED …
Consult the companion board to distribute your vegetables
Identify your seedlings and plantings in the garden using small sticks
Wood or plastic
Create a journal where you write down the plan of your garden each year, as well as specific notes on the varieties. The garden plan will also be used to make crop rotations the following year.
MAKE YOUR SEEDS
In late April, early May: carrot, beetroot, onion, lettuce, leek, potato, spinach
As of May 20, but, pumpkin, bean
* It is very interesting to do several seedlings at two weeks intervals in order to have several crops. For example, we sow 1/3 of our row of carrots, then two weeks later we sow another 1/3. Do this for beans, carrots, lettuce, spinach, radishes and some herbs.
Early May: broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, cabbage, onions, leeks, strawberries, raspberries
Early June (you have to wait there is more risk of frost): tomato, cucumber, zucchini (courgette), celery, ground cherry, pepper
We strongly suggest you apply mulch around your plants in order to conserve moisture and prevent weeds from growing. Cocoa Décor is the product par excellence. Cedar mulch will acidify your soil, so it is not advisable.
MAINTENANCE DURING THE SEASON
Water if necessary, the tomato is particularly fragile to water stress (in general, a vegetable garden in the ground will require manual watering only if there are several days without rain)
Fertilize 2 to 3 times during the season with your shrimp meal or fertilizer granule selected
Keep an eye on insects
Weed control, add compost or other organic matter (tree leaves, grass clippings)
Add lime every 2-3 years
* Lime makes the soil more fertile, combats the acidity of the soil and softens the soil
Clayey clay soils. Observe the doses
Bag and perform soil analysis as required.
SOME ADDITIONAL ADVICE
Integrate ornamental plants, which in addition to beautifying your garden can help deter pests and attract beneficial insects such as bees (e.g.,. Lemon geranium, marigold, Tagetes).
Add edible flowers that can be incorporated into your salads or other food (e.g.,. Nasturtium, Pansy, borage, daylily, purple, pink …)
Attracting birds on your property so that they are allies in the fight against pests. They love worms and larvae.
Check this video if you want to know secrets of perfect vegetable garden