Edible Garden Tips for a Bountiful Harvest
Would you like to have a thriving vegetable garden? If so, you need the edible garden tips we share in this post. Read on ….
Even if your backyard has limited space, you can still create an amazing vegetable garden in a small area. Courtyards, balconies, porches and small gardens are all suitable. If you’re okay with growing your vegetables without requiring a raised garden bed, you can start planting your edible garden directly into the ground.
Your Thriving Veggie Garden Starts Here
With the warmer months approaching, there’s an endless list of what to grow in your vegetable garden this summer.
Raised vegetable gardens are a great idea for edible gardens, as they are easier to plant in and maintain. You can plant, grow and eat a healthy crop of veggies such as cucumbers, tomatoes, capsicums and beans. You could also start small using a few pots and containers. As they say, “From little things, big things grow.”
Get Your Vegetables Growing with these Simple Steps
As we delve into our tips, it’s helpful to understand the difference between a winter and summer veggie garden.
Vegetables that thrive in warmer weather include tomatoes, capsicums and eggplants. Alternatively, broccoli, cauliflower and lettuce will thrive during the cooler months.
It’s important to note that, while plants will grow slowly during winter due to the short days and lack of sunshine, there are fewer garden pests and insects.
Step 1: Deciding What to Plant
The best way to plan a thriving edible garden this season is to consider the herbs, vegetables, and summer fruits you enjoy the most. This will make the project more fun and bring the flavours you want to your plate.
For those creating a vegetable garden for a daycare centre or aged care community, consider plants with a sensory appeal, such as herbs with distinct aromas, like rosemary, thyme and mint.
We suggest strawberries and blueberries as a great summer fruit addition to your garden.
Step 2: Which Vessel is Best?
Using old containers or vessels for your garden will make your project fun and quirky. It also encourages recycling. Add holes to ensure drainage, and you can use:
- Old bathtubs
- Wooden barrels
- Laundry tubs
- Terracotta pots
Step 3: Location Matters!
While you don’t need much space for an edible garden, choosing the right location during the summer is essential.
Some points to consider include:
- A flat ground
- Reasonable access to sunlight with some shade
- Shelter from the wind
- Close to a garden tap for easy watering
- A safe, non-slippery walking surface
Edible Garden Tips
We hope our helpful tips inspire you with fun and unique ideas for the upcoming summer months.
Whether it’s a family project or a community initiative, the benefits of planting and growing a thriving vegetable garden bring people closer together. Also, growing delicious produce in your yard promotes healthy eating and well-being.
Here at Early Up, we create raised vegetable gardens, design landscaping and deliver garden maintenance to help your garden shine. We’re your local backyard landscaping experts. Whether you’re located in Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads, across the Tweed Coast or elsewhere on the Far North Coast, we can help with all your gardening needs.
Do you need assistance to create an edible garden? Our team of gardenologists are ready and willing to help. Call us today on 0448 300 736 to discuss your requirements and organise a quote.