The location for the garden takes up majority of the planning. In order for the vegetables to thrive healthily, they should have sunlight exposure at least 6 hours each day. Now, in finding the best place to plow and till the soil for planting, consider the water supply, the shades from the house, trees and other structures nearby.
The preparation of the soil is the next step in constructing a vegetable garden. More than the soil type, the fertility and well-drained soil are more important to look for. In addition, they should be free from stones, and moisture retentive. If the soil is not productive, adding compost is an excellent solution. To do this, dig up the ground from which the vegetable garden planting should be made, up to five feet deep. Fill up the area with compost up to four feet and cover it with top soil. Leave it for two weeks and plow the soil to prepare the beds. Compost is a good agent to amend the soil besides being an excellent fertilizer.
The area for the garden should be far from any structures that can thwart sunlight from warming the plants. However, it should not be too far from the water supply that a hose is required to water the vegetables or too far to visit. Vegetables need attention as they grow. Having the garden within a few steps reach is very rewarding. Although in vegetable garden planting , air movement is essential, avoid areas that are too windy because they can easily break the plants or make them dry. Also, the soil on the area must have good drainage to prevent the formation of puddle every after the rain.