Make a plan of your vegetable garden areas and keep this somewhere safe then record exactly what you attempting and feel it. Record everything that happens to each part of your vegetable garden from drought to flooding in summer downpours. Record attacks by pests and diseases and also how good or bad the crop was in each area. By doing this you can have a good rotation of your crops and know where to plant and where not to plant certain crops next season. In preparing for the soil, using a Tiller machine can be a good idea, it properly cultivates the soil on the area that you are planning for your vegetable or flower garden.
Know your soil!! Know exactly how deep and what type of soil you have in each spot, then improve the soil if it needs to be and record how much manure and lime has been applied and where. Remember that some crops may not like heavily manured soil so bearing in mind a crop rotation method you will have to allow for this when improving the fertilization of your soil.Allotments For Vegetable Gardening:
Allotment costs have to be taken in to account before you start getting in to producing your vegetables and to getting started of your garden, you will be needing a cordless electric garden tiller to perfectly cultivate the soil in your garden. It is ok to get caught up in the latest fad and rush out to sign up for an allotment. Do not take on an allotment which is expensive, as your vegetables may work out costing far more than the most expensive shop bought items. Do your homework and calculate all costs involved.
Make sure you have an agreement in place where you will have your allotment for a number of years as the longer you have it, the longer you can plan your vegetable growing venture.
Make sure your allotment has security, water, storage facilities provided and make sure your landlord is interested in providing a service and not just in it for his money.
Ask about chemicals and chemical usage. The last thing you want is some fanatic next to you who relentlessly sprays every kind of poison when you are trying to grow organic veg. Make sure all this is written in to any agreement you require.
Grow It Yourself Costs:
Besides the initial seed costs of your vegetables, there are many other costs involved such as the costs of your raised beds, the cost of your polytunnel, your tools, your wheel barrow, bamboo canes, string and a machine that can make the work more easier. All these costs have to be included and divided over the time that they will last and that price added on to the “True” or “Real” cost of your vegetables in the setting up of your vegetable garden. If you are producing for yourself then this at least gives an insight to what this venture is actually costing you. If you intend to barter or sell your produce then these figures are essential so that you know you aren’t giving your produce away or trading at a loss.Vegetable Gardening Trendy Fads:
Recently some people make out all trendy ways of doing things and now this has spread to vegetable gardening. People have been producing vegetables for many thousands of years quite successfully (or else we wouldn’t be here) without all the trendy rubbish.