How To Plan Your Vegetable Garden

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If you’re new to vegetable gardening, starting your garden can seem intimidating. To be a successful vegetable gardener, one of the best things you can do is plan your garden in advance.

1. Location, location, location

The location of your vegetable garden will be essential when it comes to growing healthy plants! Choose a sunny location that gets at least six hours of sun per day. Ensure that your location has good soil and consider enriching it with compost if your soil quality is poor. Choose a location that isn’t prone to flooding, wind or dryness.

2. Start small

Starting out small is essential, especially if you’re a beginner gardener. You don’t want to get overwhelmed by the upkeep. Gardening should be an enjoyable and rewarding experience! A good size to start with is a 3 x 5 m (16 x 10 foot) plot. Consider easy vegetables to begin with, such as tomatoes, zucchini, peppers, cabbage, lettuce, beets, carrots and radishes. Our vegetable garden starter kit contains a selection of easy to grow vegetables to get you started.

3. Growing the best vegetables

While location and size are great places to start, there are a few key factors to producing tasty, healthy vegetables.

  1. First, it’s essential that you buy high-quality seeds.
  2. Next, ensure that you’re spacing your plants properly so they’re all receiving the right amount of sunlight, water and nutrition.
  3. From the moment you plant the seeds, make sure you’re watering them adequately so they’re getting the water they need to produce healthy vegetables.
  4. It’s also important that you plant your seeds and harvest the vegetables at the right time. Check the seed packages to find out when you should be planting and when they’ll be ready for harvesting.

At OSC Seeds, we have a vegetable garden starter kit that will help to get you on the right track! Check us out on Facebook for more gardening and planting tips.

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  • Marilyn Smith
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    Hello OSC

    Thank you for your email, it was appreciated.

    Could you let me know when you are open again to order and pick up seeds/vegetable plants as you are closest to us in Acton?

    Stay safe, stay healthy.

    Regards
    Marilyn

  • Sean Borman
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    It’s funny that there is always warnings about proper spacing yet garden pictures are usually raised beds just pack in with no regard to spacing. Those poor carrots don’t stand a chance.

  • percy.bloodworth
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    you got that correct, I have a much larger planting area 60 x 120. This allows me to plan rows much further apart allowing me the ability to till between the rows to keep the weeds in check without spending a great deal of time hand weeding. I’ve learned over the years which vegetables grow best in which part of the garden. I used the planting information from your site to further refine when and where to plant. Another suggestion for everyone is using some of the tools you have to keep track of what is working and what isn’t, I log everything including pictures in Microsoft’s OneNote, a little time spent logging saves hours next season remembering what worked and what didn’t. This is the first year I’ve purchased seeds from you and can’t wait for the results.

    Be safe and have fun.
    Percy – Wellspring Acres, BC

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