The best time to plant a tree was ten years ago...
....but the best time to plant a vegetable garden is now!
Thinking about tackling your own vegetable garden this year? Not sure where to begin?
Having your own homegrown veggies is easy, and we can help get you started on the right track!
The first step in creating your own vegetable garden is to pick the right location, your garden needs lots of sun and a stable condition - so a place that is shaded, or prone to flooding during heavy rains is not the ideal location for your vegetable garden.
Using a good soil, enriched with with compost will ensure your vegetables are receiving all of the nutrients they need to thrive. We recommend using the All Treat - 3 Way Mix and vegetable fertilizer.
Another first timer tip - start small!
When considering the size of your garden, the recommended size for a beginner garden from the Farmer's Almanac is approximately 16 x 10 ft. Your garden can then be 11 rows wide, and 10ft long - running north and south to ensure full sun exposure.
Veggies like tomatoes and peppers, etc should be started in a greenhouse prior to spring. GCL has a variety of tomato and pepper plants started and waiting to be planted in your new garden!
Once the threat of frost is gone you can begin planting in the garden... (we are all hoping it's safe to say, that time is NOW!)
For seeds, we recommend starting with carrots, beets, peas and beans - the general rule of thumb is to plant around the May long weekend, but with this cold and wet spring we have had, everyone is behind in their planting this year.
GCL also offers a variety of high quality seed packs. Using quality seeds will result in higher yields, and ensure your time and money is not wasted!
At this time, you can also transplant your tomatoes, peppers and potatoes - and the fun begins!
From there dedicate your time to watering, weeding and watching your plants grow.
Soon you will be enjoying your own fresh, home grown vegetables.