The COVID-19, situation has many of us spending way more time at home than usual and we’re restricted from venturing too far beyond the front gate.
Fortunately, though, there are no restrictions on spending time outdoors in your own garden!
So in light of that, what could be better than starting your own vegie patch? The benefits can be enormous, and it's an easy do-it-yourself project as well.
The many benefits of your own vegie patch
A vegie garden is something all the family can be involved in together, and it can be a great learning experience for kids. It has a number of other benefits as well, including:
Getting started with your garden
There are a few things to consider before you start planning your garden:
What you will need
Building your garden
Here's how to create your garden in a few simple steps.
Maintenance of your garden
Regular maintenance includes activities like watering, nutrient feeding and pest control. You should be able to find guidance for this from seed packets or online gardening sites. You can automate the watering process by installing an irrigation system. If you have a large garden, a trencher can make laying the pipe easier. Another suitable way to water your garden is by using Oya’s which are effectively a clay pot that releases water overtime – they’re an ancient technique still effective today! Oya’s need to be buried within the garden bed, so if you have a few holes to dig check out our Mini Loader’s or find something smaller in our Lawn and Gardening range.
Crop rotation is also important for minimising pests and managing soil nutrients. This might involve having several beds and moving your plants between them annually.
Putting it all together
Creating a vegie garden is really not so daunting when you have a plan and the right materials and tools. And you can count on Kennards Hire to help you complete your project with the right advice! Head over to our product pages or feel free to get in touch with our team to find out how we can help you create your vegie garden. Our equipment is thoroughly cleaned after every hire, and we offer contactless delivery to keep you safe while at home.