I want to start a vegetable garden this year. Where do I start?
Start small. Find a plot that receives at least 6 hours of full sun a day. It also needs to be a fairly level space.
Next, begin digging out the sod. (This is the hardest part!) Remove as many of the roots as possible. At this point you may choose to add plenty of a good quality garden-blend soil (either bags or have a load delivered), or take your chances with the soil that is there. You can also have your soil tested at your county extension office to determine if anything needs to be added to improve it.
Rake smooth ready to receive seeds or plants.
Your bed can be edged with rocks, bricks, landscape timbers, etc.
Next, determine what you want to plant. I'd suggest starting with lettuce, radishes, a couple of tomato and pepper plants and maybe a couple of herbs. We'll talk about planting lettuce and radishes soon.
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Keep it simple, and you'll enjoy some fresh vegetables this summer!
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