The Edinburgh Realty eNewsletter

Issue #88 | August 2020


Six top tips: Vege garden prep

Believe it or not, but now is the right time to start preparing your vege garden for spring. How many of us dream of heading out into the garden to harvest some fresh food for lunch or dinner? Start as you mean to go on – follow our six top tips and get off to a flying start.

1. If you’re starting a vege garden, pick the optimal spot. It needs to be sunny, sheltered and close to a source of water.

2. Plan which veges you are going to grow. Now find out when they need to be planted and make a plan. If you’re not sure where to start, talk to your local gardening shop.

3. Construct your garden. Depending what you have in mind, you may opt for raised beds, or just plant straight into the ground. If you need to, you can purchase soil and compost from your garden shop.

4. Clean out your glass/tunnel house. Have a tidy up now, so you can plant your tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers without any need to dally in spring.

5. Choose your potatoes now. If you want spuds, select and purchase them now, so you can begin sprouting them. If planting early, protect them from frosts by covering with pea straw.

6. Begin early planting. Some veges can be planted out now. For instance, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, kale, spinach, parsley and thyme.