Garden is not just a design element, but a functional object, with its own requirements for the location. It is able to serve fresh herbs and vegetables. Grown with its own hands, they are not only healthier than purchased ones, but also much tastier. In addition, “digging in the garden” is good for health — both physical and psychological. The main thing is to properly assess your strength and not to shoulder an impossible task.

First of all, the vegetable garden should be located in an open space, flooded with the sun from morning to evening and protected from cold winds. It is equally important that it is conveniently located for the owners.


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Seedlings or seeds?

In garden shops it is very difficult to resist and not to buy a lot of different seeds at once. At first glance, it seems that it will not be difficult to grow them at all. The art of growing plants requires skills. Some plants grow better than others. Some seeds should be planted directly in the soil, such as radishes, carrots, beans, lettuce and chard. Others require the cultivation of seedlings, which requires additional care, illumination and proper watering. Perhaps at the beginning of your gardening it will be better to buy seedlings in a proven nursery. You can also grow vegetable seedlings in pots to save space. Choose plants with a strong stem and bright green leaves.

If it rains a lot in your area, the garden area may need drainage. If the rains are irregular, it is necessary to think about how best to provide the plants with the necessary moisture. Modern irrigation systems can be configured to work with a timer, but many UK gardeners prefer to water manually, because this way you can also remove weeds and check plants for signs of diseases and pests. Fertilize and refine the soil in your backyard.


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If you have a territory where you grow vegetables for your own children, then believe, such a garden has many advantages. After all, gardening can increase a child’s concentration, start developing an interest in healthy food, as well as encourage him to spend time outdoors away from various gadgets at home, strengthen self-confidence, cultivate a love of nature, while teaching him to appreciate not only his own work, but also someone else’s. For creating a nursery garden, focus on functionality, not appearance.