Planning and designing your vegetable garden can be loads of fun. It’s a good way to get passed those dreadful winter months as well.
There are many different types of gardens to grow from vegetable seeds and flower seeds gardens to butterfly gardens the list really is endless. With that said the variety of vegetable and flower seeds available from nurseries, garden centers and free seed catalogs all over the country has never been greater than it is today.
If you are shopping for veggie seeds it is a good idea to investigate your sources before you buy. This is one reason why online shopping for seeds can be helpful. It allows you to review the history of the seed company you want to invest a growing season in and even find reviews from other gardeners. As in any business organic seed companies rely on their reputations to motivate sales.
Vegetables seeds should meet a high degree of standard before you buy them. You should look for organic always and in general a clean product. Clean meaning that the seeds you buy do not contain foreign seeds that will result in weeds where you had expected vegetables. Researching the seed company and comparing will help you to make the right choice. Asking around in an online gardening community can make the information gathering easy and fun.
It can be overwhelming for the new gardener to plan and organize a garden given the range of choices. You will also in your planning want to determine whether or not your garden will be organic or non-organic. Organic gardening is both attractive and productive with well managed soil nurturing healthy plants without the use of pesticides, it will however take a little more planning on your part. The following steps are what is required when going organic and can include; improving the soil (with leaf mold, composted bark etc.); adding garden nutrients (with compost); making your own compost; weed control (using some weeds to your advantage); plant choice (selecting seeds from your free seed catalogs that are disease resistant); pest management (always thoroughly checking for pests); disease management (combating naturally).
With your selection of vegetable and flower seeds, garden accessories and flower bulbs it’s a good idea to go organic right from the beginning as your garden is sure to be a work in progress throughout the years.