Starting A Vegetable Garden is easy and affordable. It’s also a great way to enjoy healthy, flavorful food.
Choose vegetables that suit your climate, taste preferences and available space. Many vegetables can be grown in containers, too.
Start with good soil. Mix compost and natural fertilizers into the soil before planting. Keep the soil moist but not muddy. Water new seeds and transplants daily until established. Monitor older plants and water as needed.
Potato water, a nutrient-rich byproduct from the kitchen, is emerging as a valuable natural fertilizer for plants. It’s packed with essential minerals, especially potassium, which helps promote resilience against environmental stressors and disease. This starchy energy drink also encourages a nice growth spurt for your seedlings. Not only does potato water act as a liquid fertilizer, it also fosters healthy bacterial growth in the soil and protects against pests. Fermented potato water might smell a bit funky, but it also helps deter creatures that might otherwise feast on your garden children’s delicate roots. As with vegetable water, you’ll want to make sure that you cool this drink down to at least room temperature.
If you’ve just hard-boiled some eggs, don’t toss that water. Let it cool, and give your plant babies a drink. Egg water is rich in calcium, which is crucial for supporting cellular structure, aids in nutrient uptake, helps fight off diseases, and is good for a plant’s overall health.