Start Preparing for a Spring Vegetable Garden

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It’s time to start thinking about your Spring vegetable garden! Do you see what has landed in my mailbox? Yes, the vegetable garden seed magazines are arriving! I absolutely love looking through the seed magazines. I will probably thumb through them several times before I decide what we are planting this year. There are so many varieties of vegetables and fruits out there. Read about the different types and what will work best for your growing area.

One thing that I try to do each year is to plant a new crop that I have not planted before. This is where the seed magazines are great! I can read about a new vegetable, and determine if it will work in our climate. Last year I wrote a very helpful post on where to find seed catalogs. You can request many of them for free.

Another resource I use to help me decide what to grow is my Vegetable Gardener’s Bible. I can’t tell you how many times I refer to this book during gardening season! There are great tips on planting, troubleshooting problems and dealing with disease.

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So even though it is winter, start planning your vegetable garden! The very first step in preparing for a vegetable garden is to determine what you want to plant. Do some research. Remember that you will want to plant flowers in the vegetable garden too! Flowers not only attract beneficial insects, but they can also deter pest too. Once you know what you want to plant, you can better prepare the garden soil and plot out the garden design. After all of the prep work is done, you’ll want to start your seeds indoors. Keep in mind that some seeds will need to be started soon!

Are you planning a garden this year? What will you be planting? Make sure you follow our garden updates!

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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