5 Steps to Starting a Vegetable Garden

Starting up a vegetable garden is a big job, but it’s endlessly rewarding: you’ll grow tasty, healthy vegetables for you and your family, and you’ll be helping the planet by encouraging local food production. Here’s a very quick guide to starting up your own veggie garden.

Adapted from The Canadian Illustrated Guide to Green Gardening
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Growing Your Own Vegetables

You have dug up your garden plot, enriched it with organic material, and fertilized it. You have raked out the stones. Now you are ready to plant. Check your garden plan to see that rows run from east to west if this is practical; that tall plants will be on the northern and eastern sides of the plot; and that you have planned to grow early crops (lettuce, peas, spinach) as well as hot-weather vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers). Click through to learn more about setting up your vegetable garden.

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