Some vegetables are easier to grow than others. Some vegetables grow better in some climates than in others. Some vegetables have more nutritional value than others. And some vegetables just taste better! Knowing how to grow vegetables will give you many opportunities for a more abundant harvest. But there is a right way and wrong way to plant vegetables.
Some easy grow vegetables can be harvested as soon as the first frost in early spring. Some vegetables such as snap beans and peas will begin to die back during the cold weather in early spring. If harvested before the first frost, the roots may still survive and continue to thrive. Some vegetables such as red peppers will need to be planted deeper so that the heat will dissipate before the first frost. If harvesting vegetables in early spring, it’s also a good idea to plant your vegetables after the last frost if you want them to have an even chance of reaching harvest time.
There are some vegetables that are harder to plant than others but are worth keeping on hand. Carrots, for example, are a great vegetable to grow in the winter because you can freeze them and store them until summer. You don’t even need to harvest carrots the rest of the year. Just slice up the carrots into chunks or dice them and stick them in Tupperware containers. Cut off the tips of the carrots and discard the white part. This leaves a dark red carrot-like bulb to use as your blood meal in the fall.
Four weeks before planting your first batch of vegetables, set your garden aside and go buy a radish, a couple of leeks, and about four pounds of baby tomatoes. Be sure to pick ones with green, shiny skin. Radishes will probably need to be picked every day during the four weeks before you start planting.
Three weeks before planting, you’re ready to start planting your vegetables. Set your garden apart from your house using boards and string, and dig a hole about one foot down and two feet wide and then two feet deep. Dig a hole with a spade, and fill it with dirt that is slightly moist but not wet.
The next step is to line the bottom of your hole with dirt. Radishes should be planted on top of this layer. Keep growing radishes through the winter and the following spring, and then plant tomatoes. Tomatoes will grow well in cool weather and should be harvested when they are one inch tall. Be sure to remove the seeds from the tomatoes before they begin to sprout.
For the next four or five months, plant potatoes and carrots. When these become firm, you can begin to replant your remaining crops, but make sure you have them covered. After harvesting your potatoes and carrots, dig out all the soil except for the bottom of the hole. Add half a cup of bone meal to the top of the soil. Four or five black ants will begin to populate the hole, so be sure to get rid of them. Potatoes and carrots will begin to show signs of growth about a week after planting.
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