One of the coolest things about the house we moved into last winter is our gorgeous fenced-in garden area right in our backyard. Last spring the kids and I couldn’t wait to plant seeds and seedlings- and without much forethought or “education”- we ended up with a rather bountiful vegetable garden!
But this year I would like to be a little more strategic and do a better job of maximizing the space that we have. A few cucumber seeds last year turned into a tangle of vines and a crazy number of cukes! Can I grow them vertically instead? I didn’t know that I needed to thin my carrot seedlings- so I gave them no room to grow which resulted in bushels of teeny tiny thin carrots! And we only sowed our sugar snap peas once, when we could have been enjoying them all season long! Clearly I have more to learn! So I spent a few hours this weekend doing a little online research to find some tips on how to grow a vegetable garden with my kids. And in case you are planning on growing a garden yourself this year, I thought I would share them with you!
How to Grow a Vegetable Garden? Start With a Plan!
When you first decide to plant a garden- the first question you ask yourself is what should you grow? And while you’ll definitely want to grow fruits and veggies that you know your family will eat- you want to balance that against which types of plants are easy for beginner gardeners and will do well in your area of the country. I found this helpful post on 7 Best Vegetables for Beginner Gardeners over on Premeditated Leftovers that is worth checking out!…