Planning a spring vegetable garden will be one of the most important things that you will do in the development of your garden. When you effectively plan your garden, you in effect, make sure that you have all the bases covered. And to make sure that your bases are covered, there are three things that you should consider:
1. Location. When you plan your location for your vegetable garden, you want a location that has maximum sunlight exposure and is compatible to an adequate water supply. By "compatible to an adequate water supply" I mean, the ideal location for your garden might be on the opposite side of the house where your garden hose is placed. If this occurs you will have to run a longer water line to your garden from your garden hose. This will ensure that your garden will be sufficiently irrigated. That brings us to the next vital step in the planning.
2. Irrigation. This is an absolute vital step in your vegetable gardening planning! You have to have a supply of water! There is nothing more important to your garden than a water supply! No water, no veggies, it's as simple as that. Unless you plan on watering your garden everyday, I recommend that you have some type of automatic system in place. This will make things a little bit easier because I know that we are all busy working adults and sometimes we just don't have the time.
3.Weed Control. The last thing that you want in your new vegetable garden is weeds. Weeds will rob your garden of nutrients and water that should be going to your veggies. To ensure that you get a hand on this problem early you should check often on your garden. Especially after each rain, this is when weeds try to take a advantage of the extra moisture in your garden.