How to Start a Garden; Planning
This How to Start a Garden series will teach you how to successfully get a great harvest from your vegetable garden, no matter how large! Planning is the first and most important step!
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How to Start a Garden; Planning tips
Find out your soil type.
Determine your gardens’ orientation.
Choose crops carefully.
Crops to avoid planting.
Avoid heavy feeders
Avoid insect and disease magnets
Don't plant large crops that too big for your garden
Plan how you will deliver water
Determine which fertilizer you prefer.
Rotate crops every year.
Plan a system for companion planting.
Determine how many plants you need to grow to feed your family.
Consider using raised garden beds?
Plant certain crops in container gardens.
Numbers for time and cost are an average for a 10'x 10' (3 meters x 3 meters) garden.
Vegetable Garden Preparation
for help with setting up the garden.
Choosing Plants and Planting your Garden
for tips on proper plant installation.
for great information on how to save time on the maintenance of your garden.
Harvesting a Garden and Preserving the Harvest
for tips on harvesting your garden, plus bonus 100 recipes for common garden crops.
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