There are a lot of different reasons to start your own vegetable garden. They’re not only beautiful, but they’re practical. They’re also a great way to save money on produce. For example, if you were to plant just one tomato plant, it will produce over 10 pounds of tomatoes for you over one season.
How to decide what to plant
There are many different factors to consider when it comes to what kind of vegetables to plant in your garden. Probably the most important question to ask yourself, is how much of your crops you and your family will actually consume. Be careful not to overplant! Some plants will continue to provide you with vegetables throughout the entire season, whereas others will only produce once.
Peppers (produce all season long)
Squash (produce all season long)
Tomatoes (produce all season long)
Perennial vegetables will grow back season after season. These are a great low maintenance way to start a vegetable garden. Make sure to keep your perennial plants in a separate part of the garden than the rest of your vegetables. This way you don’t accidentally disturb them, as you prepare the soil in the rest of your garden for the next seasons crops.
Adding a few herbs to your garden is a wonderful way to have easy access to flavor enhancing herbs all season long. Homegrown herbs will always taste better and have a stronger flavor than anything you can buy at the grocery store.