Learn how to grow vegetables in easy steps.
Easy tips and plans for planting and growing a vegetable garden for beginning gardeners.
Learn how to plant vegetables in your own backyard, or on your porch or patio.
Growing a small home garden is a great way to save money and ensure the freshest healthy vegetables are on your table.
Designing a vegetable garden is a fun activity for the whole family, and a good way to get your children interested in eating healthy food!
You can easily learn how to grow vegetables for your family by following a few simple steps.
It is very easy to learn how to plant vegetables, but before starting a garden, you need to find a sunny location in order for your garden vegetables to flourish.
When to plant your garden will be determined by where you live.
Most garden vegetables will not tolerate frost or freezing weather.
So use our zone chart and planting guide downloads to determine the planting dates in your area!
If you decide to use raised beds or a container garden, you should have no problem in preparing the right soil.
If you want to know the secret on how to grow vegetables without worry, well-drained loamy soil is the key to your success.
Most potting soil available for purchase is well balanced and ideal for raised beds or container gardens.
When planting your garden in the ground, be sure to choose a sunny location with well-drained soil, and away from trees or other plants whose roots will compete with your garden for water and other nutrients.
When growing vegetables, you will want to add plenty of compost, and some well rotted manure to the soil to provide the nutrients your plants need in order to flourish.
This is where the fun begins because you can now decide what vegetables you want to plant in your garden.
Some garden plants can also be purchased as small plants instead of seeds, at your local garden center. This can be a good way to save growing time, and get a head start on your garden.
Lettuce, radishes, and green onions grow very quickly, so you will have time to plant and harvest multiple crops of these vegetables whether in ground or in containers.
Consider planting smaller amount of these vegetables every 3 weeks to stretch out the harvest time.
Most other vegetables require the whole growing season to mature, so you will only plant these once at the beginning of the growing season.
You can learn how to grow vegetables very easily, and it can be a lot of fun.
It is very satisfying to watch your plants grow, and quite a thrill the first time you eat something you have grown in your own garden.
It is best to start small as you learn how to grow vegetables, and add more plants and variety as you progress each year.
For best results, get the whole family involved in choosing plants or seeds, planting and caring for your vegetable garden!