Saving with a garden: Fruits and vegetables better to plant

Millions of people plant vegetables in their gardens to save money, eat healthy and enjoy the pride that comes from growing a good garden. You can buy vegetable plants in the store to start your garden, but cultivating your garden from seed is a much less expensive way to have a lot of tasty vegetables. Example: You can buy enough seeds to produce 20 plants special tomato “heirloom” for less than half the average price to buy a single seedling of the same type. If you do not mind a few extra steps to prepare your garden, you can experience the excitement of seeing his first seedlings emerge from the soil, and save money too.

Of course, when planting a garden is just as important as how to plant a garden, and the establishment of seedlings is no different. The time it takes for the seeds grow into seedlings ready for transplanting varies depending on the type of vegetable than plants.


Tomatoes are the most popular vegetables in the garden of the U.S.A. It is easy to see why – robust and easy to care for, homegrown tomatoes have more flavor than any supermarket variety. You can eat tomatoes in salads or sandwiches, or make homemade ketchup or other sauces.

To grow tomato seedlings, planting seeds six to eight weeks before it passes the danger of frost. Use the special soil for germination and plant them in containers with holes in the bottoms for good drainage. Plant the seeds near a sunny window or use lights plants if a sunny place is not available. Transplant your seedlings to an area of ​​your garden in full sun. Before planting your garden, consider what type of tomato plant you plan.

Types of tomatoes

certain tomatoes

These tomatoes have default in their DNA the size of the mature plant and the number of stems that will. Tomatoes have certain mature fruit for a short period, usually two weeks or so. The plants are smaller indeterminate, so they need less space between them. When you transplant your seedlings, you plant them in rows with a distance of 1.5 to 2 feet (45 to 60 cm) between plants, and 4 feet (120 cm) between rows. Plant them in the ground deeply, to the level of the first cluster of leaves.

Certain tomatoes are smaller than the indeterminate (plants, not the fruit) and easier to suportar and care. Most certain tomatoes have a maximum height of 4 to 5 feet (1.25 to 1.5 m) Each particular type of tomato has a different interval between transplantation and when will produce fruit. Look at the label to see how many days will it take to produce fruit. If you have enough space, you can select certain of various types to have a longer harvested tomatoes. This page has a list (in English) of names of certain tomatoes and characteristic.

indeterminate tomatoes

Indeterminate tomatoes have a height limit or number of stems. While they have enough water and sun and good temperatures, they will grow. An indeterminate tomato can grow quite large with height of 7 feet (2.13 m) wide and 4 feet (1.25 m) For this, they need more room to grow and support to keep from falling. Indeterminate tomatoes plant in rows 4 feet (1.25 m) between plants and 5 to 6 feet (1.5 to 1.8 m) between rows.

Indeterminate tomatoes do not have a specific period to produce fruit, such as certain tomatoes. After reaching maturity, the Indeterminate tomatoes continue to bear fruit as the conditions are good. Usually it takes longer to reach maturity, but can produce much more fruit than tomatoes loa determined to do so for a longer time.


Onions need enough time to reach a nice size for harvesting. Therefore, no use sowing seeds in your garden if you do not live in a place almost without freezing weather. Garden centers sell small bulbs inactive called “sets,” and have the size of a marble. Like tomatoes, onions costs much less to start with seeds at home for transplanting to the garden. As a bonus, you can have larger onions plants cultivate yourself as seedlings, compared to cultivate onions from “sets.

Plant your onion seeds 10 to 12 weeks before the last frost risk. Plant seeds 1/4 to 1/2 inch (0.6 to 1.25 cm) deep, it keeps the soil moist, and maintains the plant adjusted to about 4 inches (10 cm) high before transplantation. A onions love the sun, so transplanting your seedlings in an area where they receive at least 6 hours of direct light a day sun.


Cucumbers are shrubs or vines that produce a versatile vegetable that is good for sandwiches, salads and pickles. You can plant cucumber seeds directly into your garden after you pass the danger of frost, or cultivate seedlings for transplanting at home if you want an earlier harvest.

To cultivate cucumber seedlings, planting seeds three to four weeks before it passes the risk of frost. Sow two or three seeds per pot in peat pots or peat pellets. When the plants have two to four true leaves, they are ready for transplantation. Do not wait too long before transplanting, or cucumbers will not be good. Cucumbers grow well in areas of full or partial sun.

Plants that do not start with seeds

Some garden plants are not growing well if they have been transplanted. Planting these plants directly in your garden


Plant garlic bulbs in your garden in the fall. Root planting heads-down on loose soil free of weeds. Sowing heads to 2 inches (5 cm) deep, with 8 inches (20 cm) apart heads. When the green shoots come out, put a straw mulch around them. The first frost will kill the buds – then cover them with straw.

In the spring, remove the straw and wet soil with fish emulsion and liquid seaweed. Watered only when the soil is dry to a depth of more than 2 inches (5 cm), and do not pour water directly on the plants.


There are more than 1,000 varieties of potatoes for planting, then you can try many different types you are growing potatoes in your garden. Buy-seed potatoes have been certified free of disease, because there are many plant diseases affecting potatoes. Do not plant potatoes from the supermarket, you can have contamination and have been covered with a chemical that growth than the eyes of the potato.

If you live in a warm climate, planting potatoes in late summer or winter. In warm weather, you plant them in mid to late spring. Plant them in a sunny place with loose soil and good drainage. Make a ditch with a depth of 2 inches (5 cm) or so. Put the potatoes in the trench with eyes up. Cover the potatoes with 2 inches (5 cm) of soil.

When the plants reach 6 inches (15 cm) tall, put more soil around the base of plants to the level of the last cluster of leaves. Repeat this process once or twice more during plant growth. Keeps well watered plants – potatoes need at least 1 inch (2.5 cm) of water per week.

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