Garden planning

Continuous Harvest vs. Quick Maturing Vegetables
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Continuous Harvest vs. Quick Maturing Vegetables

When beginning gardeners start planning their gardens for the first time, most do not know which vegetables will keep producing all season and which will give a one-and-done harvest. I know I didn’t think about that my first few seasons. But now I understand, and with that knowledge, I am better able to plan my…

How to Build a Diy Raised Garden Bed from a Wood Fence
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How to Build a Diy Raised Garden Bed from a Wood Fence

If you’re looking for a cheap way to build a DIY raised garden bed and you have access to discarded wood fence, I’ll help you learn how to make one (or three) in just a few hours. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a handyman (or woman). You just need a few tools and…

Garden Soil Testing: A Beginner’s Guide
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Garden Soil Testing: A Beginner’s Guide

Updated September 2020 If you’re starting your own garden, maybe for the first time, soil testing probably isn’t the first thing that you think of doing. You’re more concerned with choosing your plants or building your raised beds. Most gardeners, I’d venture to speculate, do not begin to consider testing their soil until a few seasons…

10 Succession Planting Ideas to Keep Your Garden Producing All Season
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10 Succession Planting Ideas to Keep Your Garden Producing All Season

I remember my first potato harvest. Chunking the dirt-covered tubers in the wheelbarrow, I thrilled at the gold I unearthed that day. But when the harvest finished, my eyes settled on the bare land. Wiping a sweat drop off my forehead, I thought, “Now what?” I had spent months planning my crops — when to…