Have you ever dreamed of picking crops from your own backyard and serving them to your family? Or maybe you’ve always wondered if you could use that extra space in your yard to grow vegetables to sell and make a profit? But if you’ve never grown a garden before, you may be a little bit intimidated by the idea of gardening without a vegetable growing guide.
Growing a vegetable garden really comes down to three phases: Planning, Planting, and Harvesting. And if you are interested in making a profit from your vegetable garden then you’ll also have the phase of selling.
In the Planning Phase of your vegetable growing, you’ll need to make a choice about where to put your garden based upon how much sun there is, access to water, how much space you need, and the quality of your soil. You can influence the quality of soil, of course, by adding organic material such as compost to your soil to balance out sandy soil or clay soil.
Once you’ve decided where you want your garden to be, you need to plan out where to put the plants. Planting in traditional rows works well but does take up extra space. If you are short on space, then consider alternating rows to get more plants into the area.
When ready to plant, be sure that your soil is balanced well. Plant as deeply and space your seeds as far apart as instructed on the package. You may want to stagger your planting season so that your harvest does not yield all at the same time.
A couple of weeks after planting, you will likely need to separate the plants and spread them out. Water regularly, taking into consideration the amount of rainfall that has been received in your area. Be sure to weed regularly in order to keep the plants from being choked out by the pesky weeds.
Once your plants have matured, they need to be harvested. Don’t let them get too old in the ground or you’ll find that they don’t taste as good or fresh. Radishes, for instance get mushy if harvested too long after they are mature. Some vegetables and herbs, such as basil, can be dried or canned if your crop yield is better than you expected.
If you are hoping to make a profit with your garden, selling at farmers’ markets or to local chefs can be an excellent way to earn an added income. Using a vegetable growing guide or system such as Seed to Cash will give you access to all of the information and the seeds you need to turn a great profit from your garden in a little as two weeks.
Growing a vegetable garden can be a fun and exciting way to make use of your backyard, feeding your family or making a profit. Get started today with the Seed to Cash Pilot Guide to learn how to turn just 100 square feet of garden into $200 profit in around two weeks!