If you haven’t found time for your garden yet, we can only reassure you. Now that you have successfully completed the holidays and Easter, you finally have the peace and quiet you need for gardening. If you want to plant a vegetable patch this year, you certainly haven’t missed the time. Experienced gardeners advise that important gardening work should be done in April. This includes preparing the garden for the new season and making a plan of which vegetables, herbs or flowers can be sown or planted. If you haven’t done any gardening this year, you can start tilling the soil. Maybe you’re still lucky and the garden isn’t overgrown with weeds yet. Old leaves, branches and weeds should be removed and you can decide where you would set up the vegetable patch.
A tip on the side: For a greater variety of vegetables, choose a spot that is both in the sun and in the shade.
Create a vegetable bed – what is very important to consider at the beginning?
Create a vegetable bed – some tips that lead to success
After clearing the garden of old foliage, garbage and load, you should process the soil. Now think about the location of the vegetable patch, because that is also very important. We recommend mastering a raised bed. It’s also much more convenient for editing, because you don’t have to bend down. Be that as it may, the area of the bed is up to you and the height is optional. Before you start planting crops, we would remind you that the soil should also be enriched and even fertilized. Where the sun shines the most, you should grow vegetables that tolerate the sun well. These are the popular vegetables such as tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini and peppers. You can keep the shady areas of the vegetable bed free for carrots, spinach, broccoli, French beans, peas and onions and plant them later.
Determine the location of your bed and make sure it’s not near trees or on a slope
Of course, having a garden plan for optimally growing vegetables would be fantastic
If there is not enough space, you quickly become particularly creative and imaginative
How to create a vegetable patch when there is not enough space?
If you don’t have enough space or your garden is on a slope, then you can find creative ideas for creating a kitchen garden. It would be best to make a rough plan of where and what you will plant. While clearing the garden of garbage and leaves, you can get the stones and roots out of the ground. Use the stones to border the bed and throw the roots on the compost. For the vegetable patch, you can use our upcycling ideas, and a vertical garden would certainly be an option. Be inspired by the attached pictures and set up the perfect vegetable patch! You can plant your vegetable patch in wooden boxes on the balcony or terrace. You should change the soil more often.
If you are willing to create a vegetable patch, you can also do this successfully on the balcony or on the roof terrace
It is always good to combine plants with each other
Everything can work out wonderfully in a small garden if you put your heart into it
Creating a vegetable bed – a brief summary
In order to create a vegetable patch, you need to do the following: First, tidy up the garden and remove old and unusable things. You now determine the location of the vegetable patch or patches. Create a garden plan that you follow closely. Determine in advance which vegetables will grow in the sun and which in the shade. Also think about the good neighborhood between the plants. Set borders and mark the area you want to plant. You should work the soil and fertilize if necessary. The excess can all go to the compost. If you want to create your first vegetable patch, we would advise you the following: The patches with crops should be far away from trees. The roots can take the nutrients from the plants and large trees can cast shadows over the tomatoes for example. Make sure that your bed (if possible) is not on a slope. Difficulties with watering can arise here.
It is always advisable to plant vegetable beds close to water connections and the shed should not be too far from it
Don’t plant your vegetable patch too far away from the water supply! It would be very convenient if the tool shed was also relatively close to the bed. We love gardening tips and you can find plenty of them on our website! We wish you every success with the new vegetable patch and see you next time!
Making a plan not only means that the plants will grow and thrive harmoniously, but that your vegetable patch will look magnificent
The faster you get to know the good neighbors of your vegetables, the better the plants in your bed will develop
The vegetable beds can become an active part of your garden design
The beds should have both shade and sun and should not be on a slope
Planting bee-friendly cultures keeps many annoying pests away
Even in a small area you can plant your favorite strawberries, lettuce and onions
If there is not enough space for many vegetable beds, you can try to continue designing vertically
A vegetable patch is easy to maintain and you always have the best overview
It is extremely important to have a plan for dividing and planting the garden
Knowing the preferences of the plants themselves will only bring benefits for you, but also for your vegetable production
Now in April is exactly the right time to sow or plant the last delicious vegetables
Before you plant the bed, you should border it and enrich the soil in it and maybe even fertilize it
A good harvest can only succeed if you have created optimal conditions for it
Also think about the design aspects of a vegetable patch