Getting the Kitchen Garden Ready For Planting 2021

Starting a vegetable garden is a practical solution to the looming food insecurity after the COVID-19 pandemic. With a little know-how and a little patience, you can be up and running your home orchard in no time.

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Kitchen horticulture in 2021

Hunger virus

Aside from the spread of the virus, another outbreak that could wreak havoc in 2021 is hunger. Not that food is not available, but it is more of a consumer purchasing power problem.

The real problem is that the price of raw materials could rise dramatically due to production difficulties.

The promise of a vegetable gardenHome garden in the kitchen, watering and caring for indoor plants-vegetable garden

With a vegetable garden, you have a sustainable source of food all year round. In just a few months or even just a few weeks, you can already be enjoying the fruits of your labor. Below is a simple, step-by-step guide to starting your farming project.

Start your garden in 6 easy stepsA man gardening in a city apartment.  Close up view.  Gardener grows tomatoes in the indoor vegetable garden

Step 1: choose a location

An ideal place for your garden is a place with excellent access to water and sunshine.

Note: Along with this consideration, convenience is also a major factor when choosing a location. You should be able to get to your vegetable garden within ten minutes.

Step 2: Determine the type and size

The type of plants you grow and the size of the plots depends on the location.

Step 3: choose your plants

Choose plants that are suitable for growing depending on the type of soil, vegetation period and climate in your region.

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Step 4: prepare the area

Prepare the soil by shoveling it and draining excess water. You can then apply compost and fertilizer.

Note: Contrary to popular belief, the type of soil does not play a major role when choosing a location for your garden. You can improve poor soil quality by composting or building raised beds.

Step 5: start planting

After planning the plot layout, plant your vegetable seedlings at the correct spacing. This varies depending on the type of system.

Step 6: manage your vegetable garden

Make sure you know when and how to pour water, apply fertilizer, or add more soil to your plants. A simple table can be used to track the progress of your garden.

Always gentleFresh-basil-thyme-herbs-in-a-pot vegetable garden

As you can see, starting your vegetable garden is as easy as 1-2-3. Anyone can. You can find great resources online to further improve your gardening knowledge. Hey ho let’s grow!

Check out this video of vegetables and herbs that you can grow back from kitchen waste:

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The food industry has been hardest hit by the pandemic. The agricultural sector in particular almost came to a standstill, disrupting the food supply chain. It is therefore advisable to create your own vegetable garden this year.

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