How To Choose A Garden Spot

Step one for the most nutritious garden is the spot.  It needs enough sun,  to be close enough that you can work in it easily and  to have good soil and drainage.

1. Sun: You need at least 6 hours of sun every day for growing a productive and nutritious garden. So, choose a space wide or narrow where the sunlight comes in abundance, not one which is rarely sunny.

2. Space:To choose the space, there are two criteria. First whether the sun comes on that spot and second, how much you want to produce in the season. You want to grow for all of your family members or simply just for a hobby you want to have your garden?! This is the critical part. Choose according to your needs. Once you choose the space, outline or mark the space so that you can recognize it later.

3. Soil: Soil is important. If you have a choice after choosing the sunny space, choose loamier soil. Otherwise, you can choose any soil. Because soil can be improved later.

4. Drainage: is Another most important factor in where you choose to grow it. If it is in a low spot or waterlogged, the plants will not grow. You need some sort of elevated place to set up the garden. Otherwise, the plants will drown. What works  according to experts are the spots which have a south facing slope. If you don’t have such a slope, you need to make sure that the water is not standing anywhere. Take care of the drainage system beforehand  the right amount of water is very important for growing plants.

5. Convenience: Make sure that the place you choose for gardening is convenient. . Your garden needs care, every day. If the location you have chosen is far away from your home and you need to walk a long way to work on it, chances are  gardening will not be as rewarding as it could be.  Make sure it is nearby you don’t need  extra  work.

6. Avoid toxic areas: Having said that about convenience, you also need to make sure that your garden is not in a  toxic area. Toxic area simply means where destructive chemicals or waste from a factory can leach into the soil or water. Avoid such places. Prevention is always better than cure.

 

References:

1. http://www.curbly.com/users/green-couch-design/posts/13695-how-to-choose-the-best-spot-for-your-garden

2. http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/vgen/choose-the-location-of-a-vegetable-garden.htm

3. http://www.garden.org/howtos/index.php?q=show&id=1316

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