April showers can bring May flowers, but what if they brought you more than just beautiful blossoms? There’s no better time than the spring to get outside and start a home vegetable garden!
If the thought of growing your own vegetables scares you, don’t be afraid. Starting your own vegetable garden can be a relatively painful process, and think of all the tasty salads you’ll be able to devour!
A beginner’s garden doesn’t even have to be your traditional garden. You can start out by having a few plants in small containers, planters, or small beds. Once you become more comfortable with gardening, you can designate a larger area.
Research which vegetables do well in your area. A quick reference for some vegetables to try growing in Wisconsin can be found here, but generally speaking, beans, carrots, cucumbers, radishes, squash, and tomatoes are all good choices for the beginning gardener.
Plan out your garden beforehand by sketching it out on paper. Get your garden started by clearing the designated area of weeds, working through the soil to remove rocks, and adding in fertilizer. Visiting your local hardware store and asking for assistance is also a good idea when you start to garden.
If you are planning on starting a massive garden, remember to notify your Wisconsin insurance company. It is important to let your agent know your plans before you take on any large home projects.
Home-grown veggies could soon be yours, so get out there and start gardening!