by Nutan Brown
on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 1:51pm.
With new rules and regulations encouraging us to stay at home, and grocery stores becoming particularly busy during these times, the idea of growing your own fruits and vegetables is especially appealing. A Victory Garden is a great way to supplement your own groceries, while exercising the stay at home orders encouraged by the government.
Whether you are looking for a new hobby, or are an avid gardener, here are the top 4 tips to starting your own Victory Garden:
Plan Your Garden
The first step is to create a garden plan. Not only will this help you decide what you should plant and where you need to plant it, but also when you are going to plant throughout the year.
Do some research on the types of plants you're interested in and create a garden plan using a pen and paper. Draw the plan to scale to ensure each plant gets enough room to grow and thrive.
Buy Your Seeds
Once you have a plan, you can buy your seeds. Your local garden store will likely have some good options, or you can shop online for more variety.
Growing your plants from a seed can be fun and rewarding, not to mention cost effective. Depending on where you live, you may have to start seeds indoors under a grow light, or in a bright window.
Plant Your Garden
If this is your first time planting a Victory Garden, you will definitely want to follow each plants instructions for planting. Make sure to read and follow the full directions, since each type of plant has its own individual needs.
Water and feed
Most gardens require about one inch of water per week or more when it gets really hot outside. Be sure to water deeply every few days to encourage root growth.
Edible plants are particularly needy when it comes to nutrients, so your garden may require reinforcements throughout the growing season. Look for plant food that is specifically formulated for your type of plant and begin feeding a month after planting.