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STARTING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

by on December 5, 2012

 

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Starting your first vegetable garden can be intimidating at first. But fear not, we’re here to guide you and make it as easy as possible. The most important thing to remember is to start small, don’t overwhelm yourself with a large space at first.

First Gardening Steps:

  1. START SMALL – no larger that a 2×2 garden or raised bed
  2. LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION – pick a spot that is close to where you spend most of your time in your home. If your garden is not in view or “far away,” you won’t be as inclined to remember to care for it. Make it easy and convenient, put your garden practically under your nose!
  3. SUN – You need at least 6 to 8 hours of sun. If your not sure how much sun you have, here’s a sun calculator.
  4. CONTAINER – Start with a pot or a raised bed so you can control your soil and you know it’s good.
  5. SOIL – Get good organic soil. I like  Happy Frog or E.B. Stone for vegetables
  6. SEEDLINGS – Start with seedlings. You don’t have to delay your gratification and it makes understanding the needs of your garden easier in the beginning
  7. BE ARMED – At some point, you’re most likely going to run into problems.  Be armed and ready rather than getting hit with a fungus and having to worry about fitting in the time to get the proper organic solution.
  8. HAVE FUN! Enjoy it. Growing edibles is one of the most rewarding lifestyle choice you can make

 

We’ve created kits for you  so you don’t have to think.  Or, if you want to customize your own starter kit, just email us with your needs and we’ll create one just for you!  If you would like to add a raised bed, email me at info@urbanfig.com.  We’re have new cedar beds that we customize for you and have it shipped right to your house (shipping is free).  If you’d like to give our packages as a holiday gift, please order by December 15th.

Questions ? Call or email us anytime! 310-807-4822

Carol Carimi Acutt

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