One of the most important parts of wellness is making sure you’re eating right. And there’s no better way to make sure that’s happening than by growing your own vegetables. It’s not only convenient to create your own vegetable garden, but it’s also a great way to ensure that your veggies are fresh, organic and chemical-free. If you’re looking to up your veggie game, and grow a vegetable garden, we’ve found some amazing tips for you.
Today we’re taking tips for Ahmed Hassan, garden guru for HGTV. In the video above Hassan is teaching us how to think like a farmer and use five key tips for a thriving garden.
First up is making sure you’ve got good soil. Even if you have terrible soil, a little hard work will show you that underneath all that compacted dirt, is beautiful dirt. Just remember to add a nice helping of compost to help it out.
Once you’ve got your soil figured out, it’s on to tilling. Tilling ensures that water has new areas to puddle, allowing your plants to drink up as much as possible.
Now it’s time for the fun part: picking your plants. It’s a great idea to begin with starter plants so you don’t have to grow from seed, which can be a trying process. Typically, when you head to the nursery, you’ll find the plants that are in season, so feel free to choose any of those to add to your garden.
After, all you have to do is water and maintain. Hassan suggests flooding your plants with water, and then waiting about a week until the next time you give them some. He also says it’s important to stop bolting when you see it happening. A little snip, snip will do the trick.
That’s all you need to do to get started on your vegetable garden and have access to tons of delicious vegetables all year ’round.