Making a Home Food Garden

Home Garden

Do you want to build your own home garden but your just not sure where to start? Don’t worry, we’ve taken care of that for you. This article will explore different state growth seasons to build the perfect home garden and we even get down and dirty and talk about the soil.

Seasonal Growth

Understanding seasonal growth is the key to fresh foods. After all, who doesn’t want to eat crisp green beans straight from the garden. The first step to planning your garden is to find out which months you can plant your favorite foods. Each state has their own growth season for different foods, so make sure you plant only what’s in season for your area.

State planting guide.

Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Idaho | Illinois | Iowa | Kansas |Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland |Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina |South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wyoming |

Soil

Once you’ve figured out which crops are perfect for planting this month, you can start deciding on which soil is best for your seeds. Healthy soil provides the essential nutrients for food crops. Poor soil deprives seedlings of oxygen rich molecules and often causes root rot in mature crops. So which soil is best for a home garden? Well this is kind of a tricky question. It depends on what you are growing. Most crops prefer organic rich soil such as peat moss or compost. Whichever soil you choose, make sure it isn’t too sandy and has the ability to drain. Most food crops do best in moist soil, but they are not good swimmers and tend to easily get root rot when water becomes stagnant.

Seed

Now let’s get down to the seed. Choose your seeds carefully. Read the back of the package to make sure your little guys don’t need an indoor growth start before joining the outdoor soil. Also, if it’s your first home garden don’t choose the hardest foods to grow. Cauliflower, celery, corn and eggplant are some of the hardest crops to grow and maintain. While, carrots, spinach, lettuce, green beans and radishes are among the easiest vegetables to grow. You can also purchase heirloom seeds that avoid the GMO strand. Heirloom seeds are nonGMO seeds (organic seeds) that are known to be healthier for consumption and found to give the body a head start when fighting off the common cold.

Start Planting

Well now that you know your growing season, how to select soil and which seeds to start with, why not get started? Growing your own food can enrich your health drastically by consuming fresher, more nutrient rich foods and saying goodbye to pesticides.

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