GIY: Grow It Yourself
Tips for a successful vegetable garden
No salad is more flavorful than one grown in your own backyard. But gardening can cause angst if you don’t know what you’re doing. Here are some tips for growing a successful vegetable garden.
Sometimes the best time to plant is fall. It may sound counterintuitive to plant right before the most inhospitable months of the year, but certain crops withstand the cold and thrive come spring. This means yields early in the season for the gardener who plans ahead.
It’s also critical to pick the right crops to grow and to plan the layout accordingly. Make sure the vegetables you’ve chosen can survive in your area (Wilton is zoned 6b), and around each other.
Without moist, nutrient dense soil, vegetables will have a meagre existence, no matter how much attention you pay them. Soil can be made suitable for cultivation by fertilizing and mixing in organic matter––before planting––ane while the soil is dry or moist, but never wet.
Or, for guaranteed results, call in the pros. Companies like Ridgefield’s Homefront Farmers specialize in designing, building and maintaining vegetable gardens.