Top Tips for Newbies – Veggie Patch Addition
Get the soil right – Know what you’re planting!
the key to a healthy veggie patch is addding compost and manure to feed the soil and your plants.
These also give body to sandy soils and help retain water and nutrients.
Keep it Simple – Learn about what you’re going to be planting
Choose easy-to-grow plants first. Try silver beet, ruby chard, lettuce, bok choy, carrots, turnips and mustard greens, which are great for beginners.
Don't forget to check the label so ypu know just how big the plant is going to get and make sure you've got the space.
Quality over Quantity – Choose the best!
Choose the healthiest plants possible right from the beginning.
Aim for plants that aren’t pot bound and keep an eye out for insect attack or fungal damage.
The Secret Ingredient – keep at it!
Don’t expect to get it right the first time, practice makes perfect!