How To Start A Vegetable Garden
If you are starting your vegetable garden, here are some of the most basic things you need to know. One: not all vegetable plants are terrestrial; some can be aerial. The aerial plants are the ones that need enough wooden support to climb and suspend its fruits. Examples of these are certain types of squash, eggplant (aubergine); and all types of gourds. Technically, these aforementioned plants are considered fruiting plants. Nonetheless, these are still staples in any vegetable garden.
Two: some vegetables are aquatic, meaning that these need to thrive near or right in the middle of a water source (e.g. swamp cabbage.) Three: not all terrestrial vegetable plants produce above ground. Root crops like potatoes, peanuts, and carrots all yield their produce underground. And lastly: a vegetable garden, like most fruit garden would need vigilant care because it is the favorite haunt of vegetable eating insect and animals.
Saying thus, the first thing you need to do to start off your own vegetable bearing patch is to determine the size of your planting area. Your planting area helps determine what and how many vegetable seeds you can plant in one season. Some vegetable plants would need a lot of space in order to grow, such as cabbages and lettuces. These vegetables must be spaced widely apart to allow maximum growth. If you have limited space though, you can either have the aerial plants mixed with the terrestrial plants as a way of utilizing the same space.
Make sure though that the plants growing under the shadow of the aerial plants are those that do not need a lot of sunlight to thrive. Plants like tomatoes and cabbages need long exposures to sunlight, and may not fare very well in shaded areas.
Or you could try hyrdophonic farming, where plants are allowed to grow in their own miniature bio-pot while suspended in water. But the thing is: hydrophonic farming may save you a lot of space, but this method of farming entails a lot of specialized equipments and apparatuses.