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The arrival of warmer weather means that you can finally plant some vegetables in your garden. To maximize vegetable-basket-349667_640your seasonal harvest, you should take note of the following simple guidelines.

Vegetables require a lot of daily sunshine in order to grow properly at a normal rate. Ideally, between six to eight hours of sunshine should fall directly on your plants. Make sure that they do not get shaded by any large trees, shrubs or other structures such as storage sheds, patios and pool houses. Additionally, you should plant vegetables far away from other plants that will steal nutrients.

Raised_bedWhen it comes to watering your vegetables in the garden, you should do this at least once per week. If temperatures stay steadily high throughout the week, consider watering the vegetables twice within several days.

A plot for vegetables should be laid out in rows that are designated for specific species. Ideally, 10 or 11 rows would be great for planting a variety of vegetables that can grow quickly during the spring. The rows should extend in a north to south orientation in order to absorb as much solar radiation as possible.

The soil plays an important role in supporting the growth of your vegetables. Make sure to use a test kittomatoes-70560_640 to determine the specific properties of the soil, some of which might have to be adjusted. For example, tomatoes grow best in acidic conditions. Therefore, the pH of the plot might have to be changed with chemicals to create the optimum conditions for this vegetable. By contrast, bell peppers grow well in neutral pH, so you need some neutralizer to regulate the chemical composition of a garden.

The type of soil is also an important consideration in vegetable growing. Some common categories of garden soil include sandy, loamy, and clay.

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