Veggie patches are a wonderful addition to any home. They give us another reason to spend time out in the fresh air and sunshine. They can also produce tasty foods that are healthy and can help trim back your grocery bill. It’s a great learning experience for children, and they look beautiful around your property. So how can you get started building the perfect DIY veggie patch?
Choose Your Veggie Patch Layout
Take a walk around your yard with a pen, paper, and measuring tape. Decide where you want to build your veggie patch. Keep in mind that the area will need a good amount of sunlight, depending on what you grow. Once you find the right spot, write down accurate measurements. It is best to measure two times so that you know exactly how much you need when buying materials.
Choose the Materials for Your Veggie Patch
Now you can decide what you would like to use to build your veggie patch. You can put plants directly in the ground, but a raised garden bed is usually a better and more attractive option. You can construct simple walls using wood or visit ABC brick sales to find blocks that are perfect for garden use.
Also, decide on what kind of filler you should get for the raised bed. A combination of nutrient-rich soil and compost works well. Consider environmental conditions when picking out your soil. If you have questions, talk to one of our expert staff members to learn more about each soil type we carry.
Pick Out the Best Veggies for Your Patch
You can grow just about anything in a raised garden bed. Some edibles that do particularly well are root vegetables, leafy greens, tomatoes, onions, and potatoes. Make a list of the produce your family usually eats and try to focus on veggies that you are more likely to consume or otherwise use. Vegetables can also be used to supplement your pet’s diet, and nothing is better than feeding homegrown!
Build Your DIY Veggie Patch
Once you have the materials and plants on hand, you are ready to begin. Start by building the walls. The methods will vary depending on what material you are using. Each wall should be sturdy and capable of holding up against the elements. If using wood, you may want to add a layer of heavy-duty plastic to prevent rot. Fill with soil then add your plants, spacing them out based on the recommendations provided.
Other Things Your Veggie Patch Needs
Other garden features go well with a veggie patch, including a composting bin, sprinklers, or an irrigation system. You don’t have to add these things, but they can be convenient and give you more ways to nurture your plants. Visit ABC Brick Sales to find everything you need to build and maintain your veggie patch this season.