Plant What You Eat
Planting your own fruit, veggies and herbs is a great way to start your journey to a new healthy lifestyle. There is just something so rewarding about watching your produce grow to the point where you can actually eat them.
Here are some ideas for seeds you can plant in February.
Beetroot, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Kale, Leeks Lettuce, Garlic, Onions, Parsnips, Potatoes, Radishes, Rocket, Spinach, Spring Onion, Tomato, Sunflowers, Basil, Chives, Coriander, Dill, Mint, Oregano, Parsley.
Where to Plant a Vegetable Garden
Picking a good location for your garden is absolutely key. A sub-par location can result in sub-par veggies! Here are a few tips for choosing a good site:
- Plant in a sunny location. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. The more sunlight they receive, the greater the harvest, the bigger the veggies, and the better the taste.
- Plant in good soil. Plants’ roots penetrate soft soil more easily, so you need nice loamy soil. Enriching your soil with compost provides needed nutrients. Proper drainage will ensure that water neither collects on top nor drains away too quickly.
- Plant in a stable environment. You don’t want to plant in a place that’s prone to flooding during heavy rains, or in a place that tends to dry out a lot. You also don’t want to plant somewhere where strong winds could knock over your young plants or keep pollinators from doing their job.
Start with a Small Vegetable Garden
Remember: It’s better to be proud of a small garden than be frustrated by a big one!
One of the most common errors that beginners make is planting too much too soon—way more than anybody could ever eat or want!
Make sure you label and mark out what you have planted where in your garden. This not only helps you keep track of your harvest but will also had bright colours and fun to your area while you wait for your seeds to sprout and show their first little leaves.
Try these cool ideas!
- Pain garden pebbles in BRIGHT colours and write the names on them
- Write the names on colourful ice-cream sticks and stick these into the ground
- Write the names on old wine corks and use these to mark out the area
- Write the names on old metal spoons with a permanent marker
The possibilities are endless, let your imagination go wild!
We cant wait to hear how your gardens are going 😊 Send us some picture to share!