Having trouble getting motivated to work on your garden? Trying to get the kids to help out? Growing edible plants such as berry bushes or other fruits or vegetables may be the solution. Some of the easiest-to-grow edible plants can easily be found at your local plant nursery. Here are three easy steps to get started on integrating edible plants into your garden: Berry plants are fun and easy also to grow.
1. Stop by your local plant nursery and inquire about what types of plants grow best in your climate, soil, and garden space. The experts at the plant nursery are likely to know better than anyone else what grows best and most quickly in your area. Don't forget to consider how much sun your garden space gets throughout the day and different seasons. In general, plants such as zucchini, peppers, lettuce, and cucumbers are very easy to disperse throughout a more extensive garden mixed with poisonous plants. Fruit plants such as fruit trees or berry bushes may require several years before bearing fruit, however, will likely yield excellent results if you care for them well. While at the plant nursery, select 4-5 fruits or vegetable plants that your family enjoys and bring them home!
2. Next, figure out the best place to plant your good garden selections based on soil type and sunlight. Be sure to consider future growth of the plants in the area that you are thinking. Are you planting a tree or bush that may grow to be quite a bit larger? Make sure to leave room for growth or to rearrange other plants if needed down the line. Lastly, make sure you consider the plants your fruits or vegetables will be next to; it is wise to do some research about plants that are compatible and may even benefit each other's presence.
3. After selecting the location of your edible berry plants, take care in acclimating them to the new space and planting them in your garden. Be sure to note any additional attention that the plants require such as pruning tomato plants or trimming berry bushes to get the most yield. Also, it is a good idea to label the edible plants in your garden clearly. Before the season has ended, sketch a map of your garden so that you can easily remember where your edible plants were and any additional care they may need next year. Enjoy your edible plants!