Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Pier Tyler, iSu Boddie, iDavid Hearne, iMary Adair, iSandy Lender, iJ. Allen Wilson, iJeanne Miller, i

  Home > Home & Garden > Articles Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     
Tracy k Ballisager

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Articles
· 12 Titles
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Apr, 2008

Tracy k Ballisager, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Forced Hot Air Furnace - Troubleshooting and Repair
by Roger Vizi

Complete Troubleshooting & Repairing guide to hot air furnaces * Complete operation, maintenance, and repair * Covers gas, oil, and electric forced air systems * Includes..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

spring vegetable gardening
by Tracy k Ballisager   
Rated "G" by the Author.
Last edited: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Posted: Wednesday, April 30, 2008

  Print   Save    Follow    Share 

Recent articles by
Tracy k Ballisager

Finding A Female Hair Loss Solution
Beginner's Baby Scrapbooking
Premature Hair Loss in Women
How to Make an Indoor Hydroponic Garden
Creating Scrapbooking Memories
A Guide to Tulips Growing
Finding Great Baby Dedication Scrapbook Ideas
           >> View all

It is a good idea to water seedlings everyday until they sprout. Depending on your climate and soil type, you can cut back on watering once the seedlings take hold

One of the greatest pastimes that leads to the most satisfaction for a person who has a yard is spring vegetable gardening.  Vegetable gardening is quite possibly one of the world’s most wholesome pastimes.  Whether you’d love to grow your own salad, or just plant a few herbs to spice up your pasta, spring vegetable gardening is the hobby for you.

     The first step to taking up gardening as a hobby is finding out whether or not you have a yard or flower bed you can plant vegetables in.  If you do, you are ready to decide what you would like to plant.  Deciding what you want to plant is simply getting an idea of what type of vegetables grow well in your climate and region, and then plotting out how much space would be required.

     Once you know what you would like to plant, the next step towards successful vegetable gardening is plotting out the area you would like to turn into a garden.  This should account for the different growing patterns of each vegetable you intend on planting.  Once you have decided on the spot you want to turn into a garden, go to your local garden supply and buy a pick, a trowel, and a rake.  Also, look for seeds for the particular plants you have in mind.  It is also a good time to buy peat moss or potters soil if your dirt isn’t particularly rich.  Also, look for a bit of general fertilizer, something that is balanced should suffice for beginners.

     Now that you have the supplies you will need, start picking!  The key is to turn and loosen up the soil so that it will have plenty of air incorporated so the seedlings can root themselves in easier.  After you pick the soil and it looks relatively soft and fluffy to a depth of at least 6 inches, you should incorporate the potter’s soil with the rake to make the area raised just a bit above the surrounding soil.  Do not be afraid to sweat.  When spring gardening comes around, it is time to get that valuable exercise your heart and body has been begging for all winter.

     Once the soil is ready, you can begin plotting the seed spots and plant the seeds.  Plant the seeds in groups of 3 per hole.  When you plant them, you allow them to grow into seedlings and then leave the strongest one after a couple of weeks.  This insures you will have a stronger, hardier crop.  Once you plant the seeds, it is time for patience and careful weeding.  Everyday, you should carefully pull up any weeds that are beginning to pop up.  If you are careful, you will be able to stay ahead of weeds.

     It is a good idea to water seedlings everyday until they sprout.  Depending on your climate and soil type, you can cut back on watering once the seedlings take hold.

     Spring vegetable gardening is a great way to spend your mornings and evenings before and after work.  It will help you relieve stress and will give you a sense of tranquility and accomplishment that is offered by few other past times.  If you begin spring vegetable gardening this year, I can guarantee it will become one of your most memorable and fulfilling habits.

Web Site: spring gardening

Want to review or comment on this article?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Popular Home & Garden Articles
  1. The Rose Garden of Richard Lee Orey
  3. Fireplace Use & Safety
  4. Summer On a Dime

Living Objects / Objets-Miroir by Albert Russo

Objects have a soul..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

The Inner Workings of a Septic Tank System by al squitieri,sr

The Inner workings of a septic tank system and how to keep it working!..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.