One of the great things about owning your home is the ability to plant a vegetable garden. Even though we’re into the warm days of June, you can still plant for a late summer or fall harvest.
- Choose a sunny spot in your yard
Many vegetables require four to six hours of sun per day.
- Prepare the Soil
Using a spade and a lot of careful bending at the knees, till the soil 6-12” deep. Add organic material such as compost or peat moss (available at garden centers and hardware stores) to the soil. You can also rent a tiller if you’re putting in a large garden.
- Choose the plants
The University of Minnesota Extension Service lists ideal times for planting vegetables.
- Water regularly
- Add mulch
New plants like mulch (wood chips, straw, leaves). It keeps the soil cool and prevents drying out.