|My garden's future home|
- Place your garden in a well drained soil. You should pick a level area to help with drainage and also to limit erosion.
- Pick an area with full sunlight. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of sunlight. If you garden is going to be close to a building structure or your home, consider placing it on the south side if available or on the east or west side.
- Be sure to place your garden away from trees and shrubs. Trees and shrubs will compete with your garden plants for water and nutrients.
- Also, make sure to think convenience when planning your garden's location. Make sure it is near your home where you'll see or walk by it daily. Also, it is a good idea to make sure you can reach your garden at least within two hose lengths, otherwise you'll be carrying water a long ways (which might sound like a good exercise plan at the beginning of the season, but by the end of the summer you will most likely have wished the garden was closer.)
- Now at the same time you'll need to keep your garden away from high traffic areas. Don't place your garden where your kids like to run around and play and don't put it where vehicles (and tractors if you're like me) drive.
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I went to the #IAblogger meet-up last week and was inspired to try setting up my own Linky Party. So here we go! Link up your garden posts (tips, plans, recipes, etc.) here: