Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Think green grow a garden

Its almost that time of the year again, for those yummy fresh straight out of the garden vegetables. There is nothing like the taste of a hand picked tomato.  Why not share some of your garden with others and make extra money while you are doing it.    

Just plow up a spot in your yard, buy some fertilizer and some starter plants at your local homes and garden store make sure you start your garden on time here is an article with tips for starting your garden.

What should you grow in your garden, well I would grow the things that sale best like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, peppers, and how about some fruit like water melon and cantaloupe.

I am not a gardener so I am getting the information about how to grow the plates from other resources. 

make extra money growing tomatoesTomatoes like a nice warm area in full sun, and need at least 8 hours of sunlight a day. Generally you don't want to fertilize tomatoes too much until the plant is well established, and in full flower, Always plant tomatoes deep, and on their sides. Water regularly but allow the soil to dry a bit between watering. You want tomatoes to have a regular available water source without keeping them soggy.  See all the tips at Growing Tomatoes & Tomato Growing Tips

grow cucumbers
I love cucumbers nothing like Cucumber Vinegar Salad.  Or just picking one straight out of your garden slicing it up and popping it in your mouth yum.

Cucumbers are easy to grow vegetables that require full sunlight, well drained, loamy soil, and plenty of room to grow. As cucumbers are often grown on the ground, it is very important to make sure that the soil in your garden is well drained meaning that water does not pool up at the surface after a good rain. Cucumber plants are heavy feeders. If the leaves are yellowish, this can be a sign of low nitrogen. Source Grow Cucumbers With Success. 

grow a garden
Buy squash plants at your local nursery for planting after all danger of frost has passed. Choose a site that gets full sun and is moderately fertile. Start picking zucchini, cousa and yellow squash as soon as they're large enough to be used - usually about 6 inches, depending on the variety. For more information visit How to Grow Summer SquashFried squash anyone?

Peppers are grown in very much the same way as tomatoes. They are set out after all danger of frost is over and the weather is warm. Peppers require an even supply of water to prevent stress in dry periods; therefore, they should be set in soil high in organic matter. If plant growth is not as vigorous as desired or plants are a light or pale green, apply a tablespoonful of nitrate fertilizer around each plant after several blossoms have set. For more information see Growing Peppers.

Melons prefer hot, sunny locations with fertile, well drained soils, and can be either transplanted or direct seeded. Frequent, shallow cultivation will kill weeds before they become a problem. The roots of melons are close to the surface of the soil, so it is important not to cultivate too deeply or too close to the plants. Water deeply and infrequently, 1-2 inches per week. Use drip irrigation if possible. Mulch around the plant will conserve soil moisture and reduce weed growth.  See more information at Growing Melons.

Have fun and good luck I hope you can make extra money with a garden, and have fun doing it.

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