Anyone can start a vegetable patch and hope for the best, but it takes a good green thumb enthusiast to ensure it’s a high-yield production. The problem most gardeners have when it comes to growing their own vegetables at home is that they don’t use the right tools, nor do they have the patience to take care of plants that need a long growing season to fulfil their true potential. If you’re looking to take your vegetable garden seriously, and to get the best yield possible after multiple unsuccessful attempts, look at the below tips that will give your plants the best chance of growing into something you’re proud of.
Only Choose Plants You Can Grow
One of the main reasons why so many green thumbs fail at home is because they grow vegetables they want rather than the vegetables they can cater for. Different garden sizes with different sunlight access can only grow certain plant types in terms of a high-yield production. For example, cauliflower lovers will need to have a spacious garden to cater for the longer growing season, otherwise, it’s only going to be a low-yield effort. At the same time, it’s better to choose a plant that can grow in its hundreds rather than just once.
When it comes to your own vegetable patch, it’s crucial you plan the area so you know where you’re going to dig and where you’re going to have access to keep them in good shape. Many gardeners plot out their areas but forget that they still need to access them later on, whether that’s to just water them on a dry day or to talk to them (if you don’t talk to your plants, that’s another secret ingredient you’re missing).
Use the Right Equipment
Some plants will only thrive in a greenhouse environment so unless you’re willing to invest in one, it’s best to avoid growing them, otherwise your yield isn’t going to be worth the effort. Also, in regards to the greenhouse environment, it’s important you invest in the right greenhouse equipment to ensure maximized yield from the chosen plants. The right ventilation, lighting, heaters and similar accessories are needed to help plants grow to their full potential.
Only Use Perfect Soil
Soil can make the difference between a high or low-yield vegetable garden. If you’re going to opt for soil that’s full of pesticides and the like, your soil isn’t going to be filled with nutrients and thus, it’s not going to help plants thrive. It’s also crucial to consider the compactness of the soil. Many gardeners prefer to compact their soil tightly, but it’s recommended to only stomp it in loosely to ensure plant roots have the best chance of growth.
Location of Planting is Crucial
While the soil, equipment and the right choice of plants are crucial to the success of a high-yield garden, the location of planting is just as important. If you’re growing tomatoes in the shade, you’re only going to get a handful of decent-sized tommies for your efforts – so consider another spot where they’ll get the best chance of sunlight throughout the day.
Start Your Own Seeding Process
With the right equipment and seed growing tools, it’s now possible to nurture your own seeds. The benefit of taking such a step in your own vegetable garden environment is that the seeds are 100% natural and they’ll be much fresher than the ones you buy online and use out of the packet. Look at this helpful guide to gain knowledge in the seed growing step. It takes much more effort, but growing your own seeds from scratch will produce much higher yields.
Chat Your Plants Up
If you’re not using your favorite one liners on your vegetables, you have no right to call yourself a green thumb. While there’s no conclusive evidence that suggests talking to plants helps them fulfil their potential, there are some studies that have shown plants do react to sounds. So, get out in your garden, and tell your tomatoes what great curves they have.
In conclusion, the yield you get from your patch is going to depend a lot on how much effort you’re willing to put in. Of course, having access to the right tools and environment is also crucial, but if you’re not motivated to see good end results, you’re not going to get a good return on your investment. Ultimately, if you don’t take advantage of the above points, you’re just going to end up with a low-yield vegetable patch that isn’t going to do anything for you other than waste your time and money.