How to plan and create a low care vegetable garden
December 20, 2016
With very little time or skill you CAN have a productive vegetable garden. Simply follow the tips below and you will discover that many vegetables and herbs do grow themselves, with little intervention or input required.
I have had the perfect case study to look into this and have found it to be a fascinating discovery. It has begun to impact the way I grow and tend to my own garden as a result.
I have had the opportunity to plant and care for a garden at a family beach house. The owners are there every few weeks but not on a full time basis. When they do go to the house they don’t want to have to tend to the garden too much. They would like fresh herbs and seasonal vegetables on hand so they can have food ready to add to meals without the need to bring everything, or shop when they get there. They had two crate beds set up and planted with easy to care for vegetables and herbs. You can find out about my garden set up service and contact me here.
I have been supervising the garden and keeping an eye on it to track the progress. It has proven to me that plants will survive, they will grow by themselves and require very little care. In return if you plant wisely you can repeat the rewards.
I admit that this study has not yet included the period over the heat of summer. It has spanned Autumn, Winter and Spring. The plant progress at the start of summer is extremely promising.
The picture below was the day of planting and the picture following it is just four weeks later.
The garden bed pictured below was in place when the owners took over the property. They have planted it with herbs and greens.
These plants will grow with little attention required.
These plants can not all be grown all year round so please check my seasonal planting guide for the correct season to grow them. You can find it on the Useful Resources page.
These are my tips for ensuring your plants not only survive in your absence (or absence of attention) but will provide you with useful harvests to add to meals.
Did I miss any vegetables or herbs off the list that you think provide a low care option to add to a vegetable garden? Please let me know in the comments below.
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