Even if you have never planned a garden before, now may be a terrific time to start. Our family just signed up for a garden plot through the local community center, and I think Emily will benefit from watching and caring for all our vegetables, herbs, and flowers. If you do not have the space for a garden, your local community center may offer garden plots similar to ours and this is a terrific resource. Here are some great online resources to help you plan a successful garden this year:
- Companion Planting: This handy online chart shows which vegetables grow well together, and which combinations are incompatible.
- Square Foot Gardening: A great technique that can be used even when you have limited space available.
- Container Gardening: Another option for those with limited space. Several vegetables can be successfully grown in containers.
- Herb Garden: A great list of herbs that can easily be grown from seeds. You can start these indoors during winter and bring them outdoors when the weather starts to warm up.
Is your family planning a garden for the first time this year? Leave a comment and share your story with us!
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