Garden Tips: Plan, Sow, Grow
by Chequamegon Food Co-opPosted February 18, 2019
Gardening has so many benefits, but getting started can be a little overwhelming. Considering that a 600-square-foot garden that costs $70 to plant will yield an annual average of $600 worth of fruits and vegetables, it can definitely be worth the effort. But what if you’ve never gardened before? Read on for resources to help both beginner and seasoned gardeners plan, sow, and grow.
- Sow What? Choosing to Grow from Seed – Learn about how to select seeds and where you can purchase them.
- Get Healthy and Save Money by Food Gardening – Discover why gardening makes sense and cents with this article which includes a ready-to-plant garden plan.
- Designing Your Own Vegetable Garden – Part of the fun of gardening is selecting and preparing your sight. This quick guide will get you started.
- Design Your Edible Landscape – Fruits and veggie plants don’t need to be relegated to a square plot in the backyard. Add both form and function to your landscape by adding edibles to your flower beds and yard.
- How to Plant Root Crops – Root crops can be a little tricky to grow. Check here for tips on preparing your soil and growing crops such as radishes, carrots, beets, parsnips, and turnips.
- How to Build a Raised Bed – Raised beds can make gardening more accessible for folks with mobility issues. Plus, they offer better drainage, an important feature for clay-heavy soils.
- A Container Veggie Garden – No room for a garden? You can still grow lots of food in pots on your deck or patio.
- Herb Gardening 101 – If you cook from scratch a lot, add herbs to your gardening plan. You can use them fresh or dry them for later use. This primer will help you select a planting location and the types of herbs to grow.