Planting Vegetables: How To Prepare Your Garden In Spring

Preparing for planting vegetables.

Planting vegetables can be fun. However, you must prepare your garden in the spring. In fact, preparing is the hardest part of gardening. Because starting a new garden can be challenging, I’m sharing five easy steps to help you start your garden.

Preparing for planting vegetables.
Indeed, you can prepare your garden in 5 easy steps. (southerninlaw.com)

STEP ONE: SELECT A LOCATION AND BREAK THE SOIL

A shovel is being used to dig a hole for planting vegetables.
First, you must break ground. (diynetwork.com)

Start by selecting a location. Because your garden needs sunlight and water, take those into consideration. This means find a sunny place. Also, make sure you have close access to fresh water.

Then you need to break the ground up in this space. Indeed, this is back breaking work.

STEP 2: REMOVE THE SOD AND GRASS

Gardening tools and gloves used for planting vegetables on a wooden table.
As a matter of fact, it’s hard work. Use whatever tools work best for you. (theheartysoul.com)

Next you must remove all the sod and grass. This is also a hard job. Use whatever tools work best. Sandy soils may turn loose of the grass easily. On the other hand, hard clay soil will be a challenge. However, it’s very important to rid the garden site of grass. This is because you don’t want grass or weeds to deplete the soil. You want your veggies to take center stage.

STEP 3: CULTIVATE THE SOIL

A person planting vegetables by digging in the dirt with a shovel.
Of course, you can turn the Earth by hand tool. (diynetwork.com)
A man in a hat is planting vegetables in a field.
However, a rototiller makes the job much easier! (epicgardening.com)

Cultivate the soil. Of course, you can do this manually with a pitch fork or a spade. However, it’s easier if you can buy, borrow, or beg for a rototiller. Because you will now have turned up loose rocks, remove them.

STEP 4: FERTILIZE THE SOIL

A close up image of dark brown soil perfect for planting vegetables.
It takes time to achieve this rich, dark soil. (northerncompost.com)
Compost returns nutrients to the dirt for planting vegetables.
In fact, the compost cycle takes time. (pinterest.com)
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Because you want a good crop, fertilizing is necessary. (designrulz.com)

You will need to fertilize your soil. You have two options. Of course, you can purchase fertilizer from the garden center. However, you can also add compost for an organic garden.

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STEP 5: CONTROL THE WEEDS

Beets planting on a farm.
Fortunately, installing weed control fabric makes your job easier later this summer. (organicgrowerschool.org)

Finally, install weed control fabric. This will make your life easier. It will also make gardening a pleasurable experience.

When you grow a bountiful garden, you will enjoy the healthy benefits of eating well.

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