Wondering how to start a garden?  No problem.  Here are a few simple steps to get you started.


  1. Place your garden somewhere that you can see it regularly. Out of site, out of mind. Just like in real estate, it is all about location.
  2. Follow the sun – Make sure you know how much sun your plants need. Most edible plants such as vegetables and herbs need at least 6 hours of sun per day.
  3. Keep close to water – plan your garden where you can easily access it by a garden hose. If you have to lug heavy jugs of water, you will not be inclined to do it.
  4. Start with great soil – You will want soil that is nutrient-rich and well-drained.
  5. Learn your frost dates – You do not want to plant too early or too late. You can accidentally kill plants by putting them out prematurely.
  6. Feed plants regularly – remember this equation: amazing soil + top-notch plant food = super garden success! Begin feeding your garden about a month after planting.


Happy growing!