The Rules Regarding Bountiful Vegetable Gardens
Aside from requiring the proper tools, a vegetable garden calls for forethought and good planning. Simply tilling up soil, dropping in some seeds, and watering the plot will not suffice. The vegetables you want to grow have certain guidelines that should be followed in order to establish some insurance that it will yield healthy broccoli, radishes, lettuce, tomatoes and peppers.
Setting up a veggie plot is not a slap dash activity, unless you are not seeking a bountiful harvest. If you are doing it on a whim, and just want to let things fall where they may, then fine. You can relax, and come harvest time be content with the bits and bobs that spring up. But, don’t be surprised in the slightest if you are greeted by barely identifiable cucumbers, undersized cabbage, or not a whole lot of anything. However, if you would like squash that is edible, and Brussels sprouts that are not brown and yellow don’t pick up a single, shovel, hoe or watering can till you have the rules of the road.
The basics required for mapping out a veg garden can be found rapidly online, in home and garden shops, or at a library. Once you have them, the legwork is complete on that front. You can refer back to them season after season. I for one found great solace in that, and are betting you will too.