If you’re a fan of his blog, you’ll know that gardening is one of the things that I love to do in the Austin Texas area because, there’s nothing better than being outside, improving the curb appeal for my home and doing my part to help the environment by planting native species plants that also contribute to the beauty of my neighborhood.
Besides planting flowers and other useful plants to improve curb appeal, I’m also a big fan of vegetable gardening and I enjoy planting new vegetables throughout the year, this is why in this article I’ll provide you with tips that you can use for vegetable gardening in Austin.
Getting Started With Vegetable Gardening
To get started with vegetable gardening you will need to choose an area on your property that gets full sun for at least 6 to 8 hours per day. The good news about planting a vegetable garden is that even if you don’t have a dedicated space on your property for a garden, you can plant vegetables in pots or containers.
Before planting the seeds you should prepare the soil in the ground, or containers, by mixing granular plant food into the soil to give it a boost.
Regardless of the area that you choose, just make sure to set a reminder for yourself to water your vegetable garden early in the morning or late at night during the summer months to avoid getting plants getting “cooked” during the heat of the day due to watering at the wrong time.
What Vegetables Should You Grow?
Since it’s April, there are a variety of vegetables that you should be planting right now compared to other times of the year because certain vegetables won’t grow during the summer months in Austin due to the heat.
Some of the vegetables you should plant right now include:
- Black-Eye Peas
- Snap Beans
- Sweet Corn
- Sweet Potatoes
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