I had a request from my friend Steve that I ask my readers to share their vegetable garden ideas and solutions to their individual problems. I thought that was a great idea.
Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll post them as they arrive.
No better way to make sure your food is exactly how you’d want it to be than to grow your own, or rise your own livestock for that matter. Gardens can be all shapes and sizes. They can be planted in the ground, in containers, in raised beds, on roofs, flower boxes, old wheel borrows, concrete blocks etc, etc. I know some of our readers even manage their own bee hives too. This is GREAT stuff people. I love this idea.
I must admit that I have a brown thumb. Try as I must, year after year, I always have some kind of problem that makes my crops less bountiful than I wish they were. To be honest, I’m going to use your ideas to boost my crop yield.
Things I’d like to know
- How important is the soil?
- What kind of amendments should I add to my soil?
- What kind of vegetables should I try to grow in the North Atlanta area?
- How close should my tomatoes be?
- What kind of support should I use for my vines?
- How much sun should I have on tomatoes, beans, squash, broccoli?
- Should I protect my garden from my free range chickens, local rabbits, chipmunks, etc, if so how?
- When and with what should I fertilize?
No Dig Vegetable Garden
To start things off, I’ll offer a find on the net about a no dig garden and how to build it.
That should get the ball rolling. Please help us all answer these and other lingering garden questions and God knows, please send pictures. – jughandle