How Much Sunlight Do Vegetables Need To Grow? It’s a question many seasoned gardeners have. Different plants need different amounts of sunlight depending on certain factors.
We’ve rounded up all the information you need to ensure optimal results in the veggie garden. We also have a garden watering schedule and companion planting chart to help you on your way.
How Much Sunlight Do Vegetables Need Video
In this video, you’ll learn how long your veggies need to be exposed to the sun on a daily basis in order to thrive. If you want to achieve the ultimate results and a bountiful harvest, this is critical information to take into consideration.
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How Much Sunlight Do Plants Need To Grow
The infographic above from Mercola outlines how much sunlight your vegetable garden requires. This can be useful when planning your garden as you can group together vegetables that need more sunlight, along with vegetables and plants that need less.
You can also see plants that need less sunlight that could possibly be grown indoors or in shadier locations. If you want the best results it is all about the light and shade so it’s vital to get it right.
How Much Water Do Plants Need To Grow
Watering is also critical and this guide from Desima shows you how many times per week to water different types of plants. Keep in mind that if you’re watering a container or potted garden, you need to water more often. Plants with very dense or new soil may need to be watered less often.
A good rule of thumb is to actually use your thumb! Stick it about one to two inches deep into the soil. If it feels dry, then it’s time to water. If it still feels damp, you can probably wait another day. Watering can be tricky but with proper observation, you can become an expert in no time.
What To Plant Together
This helpful infographic from TipsPlants shows you which plants grow well together. As you can see, the ‘bad neighbor’ plants don’t. Why? There are many reasons some plants don’t work well together.
Take tomatoes and pumpkins for example. Both of these plants are ‘spreaders’ and grow far and wide and become entangled.
Two plants also might attract different species of garden helpers and pests. Planting these side-by-side can destroy the garden ‘helpers’, by allowing the pests to take over.
There is a much to consider when planting your garden. If you want the best results, be sure to refer to these charts.
When To Plant Vegetables
How your garden grows depends on when you sow. This infographic from A Typical English Home is brilliant and has all the relevant information that you can take into consideration and you can download this Printable on their website.
Be sure to check out our post that shows you the vegetables that you can magically regrow in your kitchen. View here.