Gardening

How to grow a veggie garden…

This is how I grow my own vegetables. I am glad that I can do this! When I went grocery shopping when Covid-19 first hit the U.S., I had trouble finding veggies!

They taste so good, and I know I don’t have any pesticides in them! Home grown veggies are incredibly healthy! I also work in the community farms, and get fresh organic vegetables and fruits for my family.  My Grandpa was a farmer in Iowa, so my Mom taught me how to grow a veggie garden.

I’m feeding my family for free! The seedlings are so inexpensive, you can even find organic seeds online.

Let’s get into how to garden:

  • First you are going to plant the seeds into the soil in little planters like the picture below, and keep them in the sun, and also water the little seedlings:

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Allow them to germinate and if they get to big for the pot, you can transfer them into another pot, but water your plants and keep them in the sun.

I start planting my seeds on St. Patty’s Day. The last frost is usually over around Memorial day, but it varies. Here is dates for the last frost on the farmers almanac. https://www.almanac.com/gardening/frostdates

You start your seed, 8-10 weeks before your last frost, so for me this was, April 5th, I could still start now, and have my veggies by August. So I would germinate them inside until Memorial Day, and transfer them outside.

They are directions right on the back of seed package page:

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So I would put the seedling 1/4 of an inch in the soil, After 8 weeks inside, 8 weeks before the last frost date, I transfer outside and keep watering.

The farmers almanac has great gardening resources: https://www.almanac.com/gardening/planting-calendar#states-and-provinces

You can also find what grows well in your state or providence. You can use this article to find out what grows well in your zone: Go to the growing guide to find what grows best in your zone. https://www.almanac.com/gardening/growing-guides

For my zone it is tomatoes and squash!

Growing marigolds in your garden helps your veggies, and ladybugs help your garden as well. You can buy lady bugs online! Crazy huh! Lady bugs keep pest away.

You can also grow herbs the same way as veggies! Just as veggies have health benefits, so do herbs, and they add wonderful taste to your healthy food! I have a little green house in my back yard.

Here are so pictures of my gardening adventures:

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I mean that just looks delicious!

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How to grow your own veggie garden