Home-Grown Harvests Taste Better: The Vegetable Garden

Whether fresh lettuce, home-grown tomatoes or crispy carrots, vegetables simply taste better when they come from one’s own garden. From spring through until autumn, vegetable beds always have something delicious and healthy to offer. Planting vegetables in the garden pays off and is a lot of fun – even in smaller urban gardens. In order to ensure a bountiful harvest, there are few tips and tricks to keep in mind.

It’s essential to find a suitable place in the garden which receives a lot of sunlight when picking a site for your vegetable bed as plants need at least five to six hours of sunshine a day to ensure growth. Good and fertile soil is an absolute necessity. Loose soil which is rich in compost is ideal; if required, it may be supplemented with some loamy-sandy earth- rich earth that is slightly sandy and contains clay.

The Vegetable Garden

The smart gardener can save a lot of time if he loosens and fertilizes soil prior to planting. This can be easily done with the Gardena combisystem Cultivator, the combisystem Grubber and the combisystem Star Tiller, which may be used in combination with various combisystem handles from a standing position, thus preventing back strain.

Good quality seeds are important for yielding large heads of lettuce and juicy cucumbers. Nurseries also offer small, ready-sprouted vegetable plants, which are ideal for beginners in gardening. This is especially suitable when it comes to tomatoes and cucumbers, which are relatively difficult to cultivate from seeds.