Where to Plant. Vegetables need 7-8 hours of full day sun, but always check the sun exposure details on the seed packages, some may get by on less. If you live close to animals, make sure your garden is planted where it can’t be reached. We grew pumpkins last year and they took up much more space than we anticipated. The horses ate all but one just by reaching over our fence. It’s a bummer to put a lot of time into something and have it ruined in seconds. We probably should have looked at getting a better fence sorted. I mean I know that we can easily get some garden fencing from a company like Hillsborough Fencing, but I guess it’s a little bit too late now. Oh well, lesson learned. Although we should probably get it sorted to avoid this problem in the furniture, and I quite like getting new bits and things for my garden anyway.
Watering. The National Gardening Association has a fabulous chart explaining the critical period of when to water each vegetable. It also explains in detail 5 different watering methods. I have have tried both hand watering and drip irrigation in my garden. The drip irrigation was a more effective route because I sometimes would forget to water and things would stop growing so well. I would suggest a more permanent and routine solution.