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Plant your own Vegetable Garden!

by Kelly Richardson, All About Lawns Columnist

A vegetable garden is one of the most natural ways that you can get fresh quality produce for your family without all of the pesticides and preservatives that prepackaged food contains. A vegetable garden is one of the most popular projects for the true green thumb. There is a real satisfaction that comes from eating the food that you have grown in your own vegetable garden.

Vegetable gardens are filled with all types of different and delicious vegetables. Let's take a look at some ideas to help make your vegetable garden the quality food source that nature intended.

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There are many considerations to be made before you begin planning for your yearly vegetable garden. Basic characteristics of your environment often dictate what you should be growing in your vegetable garden. The vegetable can be a very finicky thing if it's not in an environment that supports its growth. When planning your vegetable garden, such things as climate, soil composition, and available sun and rain should all be considered. Each of these factors will have an influence on the success of your vegetable garden in a variety of ways.

Characteristics of Your Vegetable Garden

  • Climate. One of the biggest aspects of your vegetable garden is the climate of your area. Intense heat or cold will cause your vegetable garden to produce smaller crops than you might expect.
  • Soil Composition. The composition of the soil of your vegetable garden is important as well. Too much acidity will have a detrimental effect on the yield of your vegetable garden.
  • Sun or Rain Amount. The amount of sun or rain that your vegetable garden gets is important, but can often be overcome with generous amounts of watering or synthetic shelters.

Your local green house or home improvement center will have specific information on the types of vegetables that grow best in your particular garden. A visit to them will send you in the right direction for a lush and beautiful vegetable garden.

About the Author
Kelly Richardson has obsessive compulsive lawn disorder and is afflicted with the need to share his knowledge with the world. Kelly writes lawn columns for a variety of home and garden magazines and e-zines.

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