New Vegetable Garden: How To Get Started


Starting a new vegetable garden can seem intimidating, but with a little preparation and planning, it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, following these tips will help ensure a successful harvest.


The first step in starting a new vegetable garden is choosing the right spot for it. Look for an area that gets at least six hours of sunlight per day and has good drainage. Make sure it’s also easily accessible, so you don’t have to trek across your yard every time you need to tend to your plants.


Once you’ve chosen your spot, it’s time to prepare the soil. Remove any weeds or debris, and then loosen the soil to a depth of at least six inches. If your soil is poor, you may want to add compost, manure, or another organic material to improve its quality.


Next, decide what you want to grow in your garden. Consider the size of your garden, the climate in your area, and the amount of time and effort you’re willing to put into maintaining it. Don’t be afraid to start small and work your way up as you gain experience.


When planting your vegetables, be sure to follow the planting instructions for each one. Some plants need to be sown directly into the ground, while others should be started indoors and transplanted later. Be sure to space your plants properly to prevent overcrowding and to allow for proper growth.


Once your vegetables are planted, it’s important to care for them properly. Water them regularly, but not too much, and be sure to fertilize them according to the instructions on the package. Keep an eye out for pests and diseases and take action if you notice any problems.


Finally, the best part of starting a new vegetable garden is the harvest. Be patient and wait until your vegetables are fully ripe before picking them. Some plants, like tomatoes, will continue to ripen after they’ve been picked, so don’t worry if they’re not quite ready yet.


By following these simple tips, you can be well on your way to starting a successful vegetable garden. Don’t be afraid to experiment and try new things. Gardening can be a fun and rewarding hobby, and there’s nothing quite like enjoying fresh, homegrown produce. So get started today and enjoy the fruits of your labor!

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  1. My wife and I are looking to buy a house with a nice area for starting raised beds. I grew up on vegetables right from the garden at my parents place and I really want to continue that when we find and buy a house! This video was very helpful in giving out tips on how to get started!

  2. Hi I’m a novice gardener. And I bought few cucumber and tomato seeds this year. But I am worried as I get very limited sun in my garden. It is south west facing very small garden in London. So only get sun 2-3 hours max. Would this be okay for tomatoes and cucumber? Also I can grow dwarf beans in more shadier part of the garden? Thanks

  3. Hi Ben. I absolutely love your videos. Your personality is so fun & I love your dog too. I live in the US zone 9a. Very sunny and hot. Am going to try growing veg in pots so I can move around with a dolly if plants are getting too much sun. Would love it if you could do a video for my climate.

  4. Just came across your videos last week and I've subscribed 👍😊 I've grown vegetables a few different times in my life some have gone well and some not very well as in turned into caterpillar hunt for my kids and having butterflies hatch out all over the house 😂 this year I'm expanding to fill most of the back garden in growing space apart from chicken shed/run, picked up a few tips from your videos on improving and making it more manageable and not a chore 👍☺️

  5. I have wanted to grow my own vegetables for the last 5 years and attempted it 2 years ago only to have to stop (just when I was reaping the rewards of my hard work) because my selfish neighbour decided to use a herbicide which made me abandon my plans to grow for that year.
    Now I'm determined to learn how to grow my own veg.
    I'm wondering if you could please help me by telling me where you bought your palets/boarders because the majority of the ones I've found have been chemically treated.
    Thanks ")

    Great work btw, I can only hope to be as good as you one day.

  6. Me and my partner recently moved from renting in to our own home and the previous owner was quite the green thumb. She left us two raised beds to utilize. We uprooted the current residents to make way for planting some vegetables and herbs. Thanks for the helpful advice, hopefully we will see a good first harvest this year! If not, there's always next time. Will take in to account of also planting some flowers to attract bees and the rest to help the veggies.

  7. I have a small garden in a rented house. It has a concrete bed which is just under 3m by 1m which is perfect and one side warms up and I have noticed that on that side plants do grow quicker. But I like to rotate my crops and I have had to remove some fruit trees (pears) because they were deseased with orange leaf spot which also ruined the fruit. I have gotten an old brick pallet. (A pallet with sides) to put where the small tree was to build a raised bed. Just trying to decide what to put in there. In the concrete bed I am doing peas, strawberries, a raspberry bush and radishes and maybe potatoes this year (last year it had peas in the opposite end, corn, squash, courgette, tomatoes, beans and nasturium for ground cover to reduce evaporation. I have started off a lot of cabbages and kale this year and haven't decided whether to grow them in pots of put them in after I lift the radishes yet. I always grow carrots in pots and find that works really well.

  8. Help! I'm pricing wood for raised beds. I have only done container gardens–didn't go well. I want to grow vegetables that I use often–lettuce, tomatoes, beets, potatoes, carrots, eggplant, cucumbers, onions, zucchini… I have had good success with herbs in containers, but not other vegetables. I have a small yard, but I want to use a good portion of it for my vegetable garden. Can you recommend the size boards I need and the metal hardware? I don't have a lot of monetary resources. Thank you.

  9. this is so informative and brilliant… i had these raised beds from the last owner of my house and they are so big and unnecessary and full of weeds! i didn't know what to do with them but now i know. i'm dismantling them and turning them into these lower types you have made. it's perfect and i can make use of all the old amazon boxes and stacks of branches, i have so much garden waste every year and never know what to do with it seeing as we can't make fires here… i think all i need now is a big compost box. one thing i'd like to know… how do we get rid of loads of weeds in good soil? just pick them all out? won't it still be full of seeds and more weeds?

  10. Last year, I managed strawberries and tomatoes in pots. I'm now making a vegetable plot by the side of the house and adding more plants but trying not to grow loads as I don't want to be overwhelmed. Working quite a lot throughout summer does not help so adding a watering system for when I cannot water. Also have access to a lot of horse manure (2 year old bags!) and coffee grounds. I'm sure this will help! Your video's are amazing and have definitely inspired me to go further. Thank you.

  11. Upon receiving my first order of beautiful heirloom seeds today, I realized how utterly clueless I was about where to even start planting them. Thank you for this wonderfully clear, encouraging, and edifying tutorial! I'm off to start my very first garden thanks to your guidance!

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