By taking some basic steps when creating your new vegetable garden you will be rewarded with bumper crops and a fresh supply of produce to last you all summer long.
Plants need regular watering, as they must not be allowed to dry out, this loses all the vital nutrients that is found in the soil.
It can take a lot of careful minding to make sure everything gets a good supply of water.
However, if you incorporate an irrigation system in your initial garden designs, the plants will quite literally look after themselves.
There are many systems available and many are very reasonably priced, as they are mainly made up of plastic tubing and fixings. Most come with easy to understand installation instructions that anyone can follow. You can even include a timer which means that all the work is automatically done for you.
All vegetables requite plenty of sunshine so the location of your vegetable garden is crucial. Ideally if you can be nearer the house it will be more convenient but ultimately in this case the plants requirements come before your own. With a good plant watering system in place the time spent watering is no longer an issue.
Plants can be very quickly choked by perennial weeds so it is important to weed on a regular basis. One alternative to cut down on weeds is to plant annual flowers amongst the emerging vegetables. There are certain flowers that actually enhance the growth of certain crops.
Never be tempted to use weed killer, however careful you think you can be, there is always a risk that you could damage all of your hard work with just a wisp of the wind.