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Vegetable Planting Tips

Have you thought of planting a garden this spring? The feeling of eating fresh vegetables, grown in your backyard is simply amazing and beneficial to the body- inside and out. Gardening is a very enjoyable hobby even though it can be daunting at first. Therefore, preparation and patience are key to a successful and rewarding harvest! #victorygarden

Choose your location for planting wisely. Most importantly, it needs at least 6 hours of sun per day. You should avoid places that receive strong winds or washing rain. Do you want to garden in containers, raised beds, or traditional rows?

Make sure your soil is moist and well-drained. To better control the effectiveness of soil, you can use mulch- it slows water evaporation from the soil, reduces soil temperature, and helps suppress weeds.

If you are a beginner, start small. For example, start with 11 rows and each row 10 feet long. Also, keep in mind that you need easy access to plants, and therefore don’t allow more than 4 feet without access to them.

Unsure with what plants to start with during the spring and summer season? Here is the list for you: Tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, corn, zucchini, bell peppers, hot peppers, eggplant. Make sure to add marigolds and zinnias to your garden as they will attract beneficial bugs.

One last thing, if your hobby turns into a big planting site, you may need to add fencing to make sure you have the right protection and coverage from damages that threaten your plants! #deer

Thanks for reading!

Farmers Mutual Insurance

749 Wilson Road, Newberry, SC 29108


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