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Planting and Cultivating a Garden

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Starting a raised garden bed can be a great way to help yourself eat healthier foods. You will not find a garden that sprouts cheeseburgers and French fries and if you are eating from your garden on a consistent basis you are going to be able to incorporate more fruits and vegetables.

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									Planting and Cultivating a Garden
                                       Starting a raised garden bed can be a great way to help
                                       yourself eat healthier foods. You will not find a garden
                                       that sprouts cheeseburgers and French fries and if you are
                                       eating from your garden on a consistent basis you are
                                       going to be able to incorporate more fruits and vegetables.

                                       While you are eating fruits and vegetables, you should be
                                       sure that you are aware of how you are going to prepare
                                       them. Harvesting fruits and vegetables out of your raised
                                       garden beds may take time, but you want to make sure that
                                       you are wise about harvesting and preparing properly.

While you are harvesting, you should make sure that you are harvesting the plants after they
have reached their full maturity. Do all that you can to plant your garden at a time when you
know that the plants will reach full maturity before the first frost is scheduled to occur.


Planting is Planning

As you are planting in your raised garden beds, you have to understand how you are going to
plant food that you will actually eat. There are a lot of people that struggle enjoying fruits and
vegetables that they are not used to eating on a consistent basis.

Start by planting things that you are familiar with. You may want to plant an avocado tree, some
tomatoes, some onions and cilantro so that you can make guacamole from the vegetables that
you are able to harvest from your own garden.

When you find things that you love to eat, see if
you can make them from items that are grown
in a garden. You may be frustrated to find that
some fruits and vegetables just do not do well
in your part of the country and you will have to
find something else that you need to plant.


What Works Is All Around

Take the time that you need to look for things
that are going to thrive in your environment.
As you are looking for things that will grow
well in your garden, join a garden forum that
local gardeners are contributing to on a consistent basis.
This way, you can learn from the mistakes that other gardeners have made and you can be sure
that you are as wise as possible with your garden. Do not be afraid to ask about mistakes that
others have made and how to avoid mistakes that cost gardeners a lot of time and money.

While you are working on starting your own raised garden bed, you are going to want to be sure
that you are consistent with the time that you dedicate to your garden. You should be providing
your garden with consistent weeding, watering and nurturing.

This way, you can be sure that all of the time that you spent building and planting does not go to
waste. Do all that you can to cultivate your garden and you may find that your garden will
continue to grow as the years go on and you find more fruits and vegetables that you want to
plant.

Photo Credit: Barron

								
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