Growing a Garden? Keep these basic tips in mind:

  • When building your garden beds, don’t forget to put cardboard, brown paper bags, or feed bags on the bottom.
  • Don’t overwater! Try to water two or three times a week, as water collects in the beds and will stay there for a while. Did it rain? You can skip watering for today, tomorrow, and potentially the day after depending on how much it rained.
  • Weed frequently! Weeds can choke the actual plant and keep it from growing.
  • Consider composting by placing any vegetable waste back in the soil after harvest.

For more specific information for individual plants, click on each veggie or herb below to learn how to grow it!



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