It is Spring. If you want to start a vegetable garden, this is the time to begin! Many people today like the idea of fresh vegetables but are intimidated by the idea of growing them.
We recommend that you start small and plan to plant a few staples. While the weather is still a little chilly, in early Spring, you can plant cauliflower, broccoli, kale, and/or cabbage. When the weather gets warmer, plant some tomatoes and peppers.
To begin, find an area in your yard that has good sun and is close to a watering source.
Next, build a small, raised bed no wider than four feet wide so that you can reach into the middle to water and weed without stepping on the soil. Plants like loose soil. You can use loose rocks or any kind of rot resistant wood to outline the bed. Once you weed the area, put cardboard down to prevent the weeds from coming back.
Fertilize the soil. (See below for instructions on how to learn exactly what your soil needs)
When you are ready to plant, purchase starter vegetable plants.
Lovell’s has an exceptional variety of quality vegetable plants in our nursery.
We also have the tools and supplies you will need in our Garden Center: fertilizer, a metal rake, a trowel and gardening gloves to begin.