How To Setup A Fruits & Vegetable Garden With Fencing & Irrigation
1. Choose a location for your garden that gets at least six hours of direct sunlight each day. The soil should also be well-drained and rich in organic matter.
2. Add a layer of organic compost to the soil to help improve drainage and add nutrients.
3. Install a fence around the perimeter of your garden to keep out animals.
4. Set up an irrigation system to water your plants during dry spells.
5. Plant your fruits and vegetables in rows, spacing them according to the package directions.
6. Apply a layer of mulch around your plants to help retain moisture and suppress weeds.
7. Harvest your fruits and vegetables when they are ripe and enjoy!
Tips & Tricks
• To deter animals from entering your garden, try using a motion-activated sprinkler.
• Planting marigolds around the perimeter of your garden can help repel pests.
• Check your plants regularly for signs of pests or disease and take action accordingly.
• Use row covers to protect your plants from pests and extreme weather conditions.
• Practice crop rotation to help prevent disease and pests from becoming established in your garden.
• Water your plants in the morning so that the leaves have time to dry before nightfall.
• Inspect your fruits and vegetables carefully before eating or cooking them. Discard any that are bruised, damaged, or moldy.
• Store your fruits and vegetables properly to help them last longer.
• Preserve your excess fruits and vegetables by canning, freezing, or drying them.
• Give your garden a rest every few years by planting a cover crop such as clover or alfalfa. This will help replenish the nutrients in the soil.
• Fruits and vegetables can be harvested at different times throughout the growing season.
• Check the package directions or plant tags for specific harvesting instructions.
• Most fruits and vegetables should be harvested when they are ripe.
• Cut fruits and vegetables from the plant using a sharp knife or pruning shears.
• Handle your fruits and vegetables gently to avoid bruising them.
• Store your harvested fruits and vegetables in a cool, dry place.
• Use your fruits and vegetables as soon as possible for the best flavor and nutrition.