Start Your Victory Garden

In the beginning, the raised beds arrive, three narrow boxed linings at the edge of the yard. Then came the soil in a pungent pile, demanding to be shovelled. And last weekend, some home trays of subtle little plants were bought that vow a summer of snap peas, beets and tomatoes. As a child, they used to nibble their father’s strawberry patch cleans. Now, they are busy making their own garden.

There was a time when the concept of food rationing was introduced, prompting people to grow their own fruits and vegetables in order to sustain themselves during such times. Although, we are presently not experiencing a food shortage crisis, being independent and resourceful at a time when essentials are normally sold out at grocery stores, isn’t a bad idea. Also, we are all looking for a new hobby during the quarantine. Right?

Given its springtime, there’s no better time to try your hand at gardening in yoursuper luxury apartments in Mumbai. Read this article to make yourself aware of everything about the victory garden.

Starting from Scratch

Starting from Scratch - Victory Garden
Starting from Scratch – Victory Garden

In order to get started, you need soil, sun and water in the right amount for the plants you are growing. Since you can’t change the level of sun you have in your garden, you are really left with the amount of water your plants need in the accurate proportion. So, try to coax your soil as healthy as it should be.

Soil health is usually increased when you enrich it with the proper amounts of nutrients. The main three nutrients for plants are nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (N-P-K). Achieving the balance of these will be the best thing you can do to assist your plant to be healthy. The fourth, and often unnoticed, part of suitable soil health is air.

First thing first, choose a spot with sunshine. Ensure you have clean water. Purchase some seeds and a simple organic fertilizer mix and then get started. Gardening is the thing that requires continuous learning and adjusting as you go. That is to say, if one plant doesn’t fit well, try another one. Trial and error are the perfect tools in the farmer’s toolbox.

Decide Where You Will Plant Your Garden

Growing Your Gardan - Victory Garden
Growing Your Gardan – Victory Garden

While it’s an indisputable fact a sunny patch in the backyard is an obvious choice for a victory garden, it’s not the only option available. You can use containers, window boxes, and even rooftops to create a garden with great success. If you are short of space, consider planting edible plants around your existing shrubs and flowers.

Analyze Your Growing Zone

There are many guides available out there that can help you determine the type plants that will grow in different climates. You can find an appropriate listing zone(s) listed on seedlings, seeds and plants. Once you determine your zone, you can decide plants that are suited to your precise growing conditions and increase your probabilities of success.

Pick Your Plants

You need to focus on the vegetables, fruits and herbs that you eat on a daily basis. This way, you can make the biggest impact on your grocery bills. If you are new to gardening then start with the plants that are easy to grow.

In case you like to keep things low maintenance, include some perennial foods. In this way, you will have fewer plants to take care of in the next year.  So, whether you go for seeds or young plants, they should be suitable for your growing zone.

Shop for Supplies

Usually, catalogue companies are the cheapest source for plants and seeds. You just need to place the order early. This will help them ship everything out when the time to grow the plants reach. If you want soil amendments, purchase them locally as this will save your shipping fees.

Study Up

There are many 3BHK or 2 BHK flats for sale in Mulund West that have a beautiful area which you can use for gardening.

While waiting for the spring to arrive, get some gardening books from the library. Learn as much as you can about gardening.  Also, analyze whether or not there is a master gardener program in your area and how you can get access with one.

Consult with the local garden centre or community college about seminars, classes, and people when you start a garden. If you’re a beginner gardener, only a few classes can open your eyes to several gardening issues.

In all, whether you want to do gardening for the time-pass or you like to surround yourself with the greenery, follow these simple tips to get the perfect victory garden.