June is coming to an end and that means if you have been planning on starting a vegetable garden this year, you don’t have much time left. But you’re not too late yet. Start right now!
A vegetable garden is great to have for a number of reasons including:
Come visit our garden center and talk to our experts about the ins and outs of vegetable gardening as well as pick up the veggies and herbs that you want to grow.
If you missed our previous blogs, we have been sharing some vegetable garden tips and tricks all season long. Check those out before you get started.
To help you get started we shared three great products that will set your vegetable container garden up for success. Check out our list then come down and see us at our garden center in Utah. We have veggie and herb starts available now. Get them quick because they won’t last long!
Tomatoes come in all shapes and sizes and each has a unique flavor. They are fun to grow too! If you need a little help getting started check out this video we have on How to Transplant a Tomato Plant.
Check out these fun facts about tomatoes. Come down to our garden center and pick out your favorite varieties for your garden.
We saw a discussion in the Glover Nursery Facebook Group about the cost effectiveness of a vegetable garden. We did the research and found out which veggies, herbs, and fruits are easy to grow and are also cost effective. Here’s our top five.
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If you've been inspired by Kiss the Ground to build your own garden in your backyard, we're with you! Last year we talked about how great gardens are to help you de-stress. There are tons of other benefits too including a fresher taste and the sense of security you feel knowing exactly where your food comes from. We saw a discussion in the Glover Nursery Facebook Group about the cost effectiveness of a vegetable garden so we did the research and found out which veggies, herbs, and fruits are easy to grow and are also cost effective. Here’s our top five:
Tomato plants are easy to grow and typically have a high yield when given plenty of sunlight and water. They’re a versatile food that can be used in a variety of dishes from all around the world. There’s nothing like picking a firm yet juicy, red, and round tomato from your very own garden. If you compare the cost of growing tomatoes to the cost of buying tomatoes from the grocery store, you'll find they are saving money in the long run.
Growing lettuce in your garden is handy because lettuce is so well, handy! You can always use it in a dish or as a side salad to add some greens to your meal. It’s easy to grow so long as you are picking the outer leaves so the plant can thrive. The cost of lettuce and lettuce mixes at the grocery store has increased a lot in recent years making growing lettuce in your garden super cost effective.
Bell Peppers are a wonderful investment for your garden. Just as good raw as they are cooked into a dish, bell peppers packed with vitamins. They're an excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Potassium. Seed starters typically cost less than one pepper in a supermarket but will yield way more than one pepper. You can pick them green or leave them on the vine and let them mature into sweeter red peppers.
Garlic has so many different uses and therefore is a great choice for your garden. It is cheap and easy to grow and can be grown over the winter, letting you maximize the efficiency of your space. You may have noticed garlic was more difficult to find this past year. That’s partly because it was sought after for its antiviral qualities. Just another reason to grow it in your garden! That and you can keep away the vampires.
A super nutritious and a great addition for your garden is broccoli. Broccoli plants are cheap to buy and their maintenance is easy. The key with broccoli is to plant them in nutrient rich soil. It can also grow for the majority of the year so you’ll almost always have easy access to delicious, fresh broccoli. That's a win!
This isn’t where the list ends though! There are plenty of cost effective and easy to grow vegetables, herbs, and fruits that you should consider adding to your garden. For any questions on how to get started, check out our Victory Garden blog or talk to one of the experts here at our garden nursery.
Winter felt extra long this year and we are itching for spring. These first few months of the year provide us with a great opportunity to plan ahead to ensure a successful gardening season. Now that March is upon us, we can lay the groundwork for vegetable container gardening.
Many of our customers grow their own vegetables in container gardens, but even if you don’t already, now is the perfect time to start! There are so many benefits to having your own vegetable garden. You can grow your own food, have more nutrient rich veggies, and minimize your environmental impact. Plus, every gardeners favorite reason, it's fun to play in the dirt!
To help you get started we are sharing three great products that will set your vegetable container garden up for success. Check out our list then come down and see us at our garden center in Utah. We have veggie and herb starts available now but come and get them quick because they won’t last long!
The small balls, or prills, of Osmocote fertilizer have a polymer coating that is made from resin and vegetable oil. Because of this coating there is a slow release of the nutrients. so that you don’t have to regularly apply fertilizer to your garden. This fertilizer is great plant food for annuals and perennials, as well as houseplants, and can significantly increase your vegetable yield.
Humic Acid is a really easy tool to apply in your garden to help set the soil up for success. It plays a key role in transporting the nutrients in the soil to your plants, can improve soil structure, and help to hold water. When you are starting your plants as seedlings or adding new plants to your landscape, a small amount of humic acid can do wonders. Humic Acid can be applied in a liquid form by adding it to your watering can or in a granular form as a soil amendment.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of adding Humic Acid to your container gardens, read up on our blog, Diamonds for Your Soil.
The key to a successful garden is helping out your soil so that it can do all the heavy lifting of growing your veggies. It just needs a little assistance sometimes in the form of weeding or added nutrients. Harvest Blend Supreme is a premium soil amendment packed with your growing vegetable plants’ favorite foods. Harvest Blend Supreme is particularly great for vegetable and flower beds and is available at our plant nursery in Utah.
It’s time to get growing! For more vegetable container gardening help, check out our library of videos full of tips and tricks from the garden experts here at Glover Nursery.