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How To Grow A Vegetable Garden In Glasgow

May 2018


There are many benefits associated with growing your own fruits, vegetables and herbs.

You know exactly what pesticides are used on your food

It is cheaper to grow than to buy

You get the satisfaction of knowing that you grew it all yourself.

If you are looking to start a vegetable garden in Glasgow, here is some information you need to know about growing your own food.

 

Growing Own Food And Vegetables Fruit

 

Creating a Garden Bed

 

Before you can even begin to grow fruits and vegetables, you must create a space where you intend to plant.

While there are many benefits to building a large garden bed, this is not the only option available to you.

You can plant herbs in a window box or small pots inside your home, You can use small outdoor pots to grow items like tomatoes and strawberry plants, or you can turn old tires into planters that can be used to plant fruit-bearing trees.

When you are looking to create a garden, determine how much space you have and then find an option that maximizes the amount of space you have.

 

Growing Own Food And Vegetables Plant Bed

 

Deciding Between Seedlings Versus Seed

 

Once you have your garden bed, pots or window boxes ready to go, you will have to decide between planting seedlings or seeds to help grow your vegetables, fruits and herbs.

As a general rule of thumb, seeds are cheaper than seedlings. They also need to be planted about a month earlier than seedlings so they have the opportunity to grow into seedlings before their growing season approaches.

Those who are new to growing a garden, those who may not have the greenest of thumbs or those who are planting late in the growing season can benefit from using seedlings.

Seedlings are small plants that have already begun to sprout, eliminating the need to plant seeds and wait for them to grow.

 

Growing Own Food And Vegetables Planters

 

Planting in Different Seasons

 

Fruits and vegetables do not thrive year round in Glasgow because of the colder climate.

Knowing when to plant different fruits and vegetables can help ensure that your plant thrives and you get the food that you are trying to grow.

Here is a list of fruits and vegetables that should be planted during different seasons:

 

Winter Spring Summer Autumn
Apple trees, Rhubarb, Onions Potatoes, Asparagus, Carrots, Cucumbers, Beets, Brussel Sprouts,
Leeks, Sweetcorn, Kale, Lettuce, Courgettes, Squash
Chicory, Cauliflower, Pumpkin, Eggplant, Peppers, Tomatoes Raspberries, Gooseberries, Broad beans

 

 

Helping Your Vegetable Garden to Thrive

 

If you are looking to plant a vegetable garden, it is important to research the needs of a specific plant before you plant it.

 

Growing Own Food And Vegetables Planter

 

Fruits, vegetables and herb plants have different needs. One plant may thrive in shady conditions, while another plant may need full sun. The amount of water and nutrients that various plants need also varies.

Researching a plant before you purchase it helps to ensure that you know where the plant thrives and that you can provide the plant with the conditions it needs to thrive. For example, if a plant needs full sun to thrive, but your outdoor space is mostly shady, the plant won’t thrive. Instead, look for plants that grow best in shady conditions.

Taking the needs of the plant into account helps your plant to thrive and increases the odds of you have a bountiful harvest from the plant.

Learning what type of year to plant certain plants and what your vegetable garden needs to thrive can help you have a successful harvest. We love the site Allotment Garden when we’re looking to brush up on our gardening skills!

 

Growing Own Food And Vegetables Planting

 

Always carefully research the plant you are thinking about buying, including elements like when it should be planted and what conditions it thrives in to help ensure it is a good fit for your vegetable garden.

 

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