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For a large section of land waiting for a garden, check this out in the Australian outback

 

                                                                                                                                    first vegetable garden

For your first vegetable garden all you need is a leaky tap and a few seeds

It is so easy to set up your first vegetable garden I just canít understand why most people still havenít started one. Especially now with the price of petrol and gas going through the roof and

inflation creeping back into nearly everything we buy. Back in the 70s when inflation was a problem my parents had a garden and so did everybody else. 

That is why we have ground around our houses. 

It was not always for lawn and now it looks like we will be turning our lawns back into vegetables. When you first start your new vegetable garden donít go overboard just pick a little part of your lawn out the back somewhere. I first cut the grass as short as possible then roll out some trickle or drip irrigation pipes about a foot or 30 centimeters apart. 

Now I go along poking a little hole in the soil and dropping in a spinach seed. I space the seeds about 6 inches apart. I do this to try and get a cover crop in to crowd out the grass. And spinach is a fast growing broadleaf vegetable that should grow up over the grass and it will also give you something to eat. 

Your canít eat grass and now grass is a weed so you should try and get rid of it. 

Now I will either go to the local garden center and buy the vegetable plants they are selling or buy packets of seed. But the golden rule is donít plant too many of the same vegetable because if they all come up youíll be eating the same vegetable for breakfast lunch and dinner. You want to plant as many different types of vegetable to see what grows well and to see which ones you like.

Check out our Vegetable Gardening page and see what you think, but now is the time to stop thinking and just throw a few seeds around the house to see what happens.

                      

                                                                                                

 

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