How To Plant a Bountiful Vegetable Garden

Have you ever thought about growing your own bountiful vegetable garden? I have been growing veggies for a few years now and I absolutely love it. There’s nothing better than watching your plants grow and picking the fruits of your labor. If you have never tried growing a vegetable garden- please reconsider because it is easy and fun to do.


You can either grow from seed or young plants. I usually go the young plant route. While I have done seed, it takes much more planning, time and patience.

Begin by determining if you are planting indoors in containers or outdoors. I opted for outdoors.

Next, figure out which vegetables you want to grow and how much space you have.

I bought Bonnie young plants from Lowe’s: cherry tomato, jalapeno peppers, red and yellow bell peppers, and herbs to plant in a 4′ x 8′ area behind my she-shed (woman’s cave).

Planting A Bountiful Vegetable Garden

First clean the area out by completely removing all weeds. ( I know it’s hideous-right.)Then add compost and till the dirt completely.

I tilled right to left to spread the compost evenly. If you are not composting you really should try it. (I’ll show you later how easy it is to make your own compost.)

Now you need to dig holes where plants will be planted. I did two rows with holes 1′ apart from each other. The holes should be no deeper that the pot the plant is already in. Pretty easy-huh?

After the holes are dug I like to place the plants in its hole before completely planting just to make sure I like the lay-out and to double check they are not too close or too far from each other.

If everything looks good then go ahead and remove plastic labels from pots and proceed with planting your veggies. No need to remove the plant from the pot as it is a biodegradable pot.

Fill holes with soil. I used Miracle-gro garden soil for vegetables and herbs because its organic, controls moisture, fertilizer and feeds my new plants up to 3 months.

Cover soil with mulch to help control weed growth and water your new garden. 

In a few weeks you will begin to see your veggies growing! It really is that easy.

Do you do any gardening? Have you ever grown your own vegetables?

Let me know by commenting below.


Nancy Jeannette 🙂


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