Planning a Garden
Choose an outdoor space that suits the sunlight, watering, and drainage needs of your vegetable plants. Decide whether you want traditional garden-bed rows or raised container garden. Test your soil. Finally, review your region’s last spring frost and first fall frost dates so you’ll know when to plant. Then start seeds indoors or put in seedlings or vegetable transplants.
Vegetable Garden Planner
Tilling and turning the soil is crucial to the growing process. So is fertilizing. Decide whether you want to use organic or inorganic fertilizer. Learn how to read a fertilizer bag’s listed percentages of nutrients.
Vegetable Garden Plants
Lowe's garden centers stock in-season vegetable plants, which makes it easy to figure out which edibles are appropriate for planting. Just read the plant tag or the seed package for information on care, such as spacing, sunlight needs, and water requirements.
How to Pick Vegetables
Believe it or not, there’s an art to harvesting vegetables! To ensure you don’t injure the plant, twist, cut, or snap off the vegetable. Pull root vegetables carefully to avoid disturbing those that may still be maturing. Harvesting also provides an opportunity to discover and deal with pests and other problems.
When you grow your own vegetables, the bounty tastes all the better.