How Much Sunlight Do Your Veggies Need?

In order to achieve the best possible outcome when growing vegetables, you need to know how much sun they need.

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How much sun vegetables need is frequently searched by gardeners. It’s extremely helpful information that will determine the success of your plants. It will also assist you with the best way to lay your beds out.

Every plant has a different requirement and it’s vital that you know. Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplants, Melons, Beans, Squash, and Cucumber, for example, are all in the high sunlight category. They require a minimum of 6-8 hours so be sure to take this into consideration.

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How Much Sun Vegetables Need To Grow

The above infographic is extremely useful when planning your garden. You can group together the vegetables depending on their individual requirements.

As you can see, the vegetables that require medium sunlight are broccoli, carrots, radishes, beets, turnips, and potatoes. They can survive on 4-6 hours of sunlight per day.

The vegetables that require the least amount of sunlight include cabbage, parsley, scallions, lettuce, kale, spinach, and Asian greens. They can comfortably get by on 3-4 hours of sunlight per day.

 

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What To Plant Together

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While we are on the subject of what to plant together, we thought you might find this chart of assistance. It shows you which plants grow well together.

As you can see, the ‘bad neighbor’ plants do not grow well together. Take tomatoes and pumpkins for example. Both of these plants are ‘spreaders’ and grow far and wide and become entangled.

There is much to consider when planning and planting your garden. If you want the best results, be sure to refer to this chart.

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Garden Watering Schedule

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Watering is also critical and can make or break your garden. 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 one to two inches 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.

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