Even if you have never planned a garden before, now may be a terrific time to start. Our family just signed up for a garden plot through the local community center, and I think Emily will benefit from watching and caring for all our vegetables, herbs, and flowers. If you do not have the space for a garden, your local community center may offer garden plots similar to ours and this is a terrific resource. Here are some great online resources to help you plan a successful garden this year:
- Companion Planting: This handy online chart shows which vegetables grow well together, and which combinations are incompatible.
- Square Foot Gardening: A great technique that can be used even when you have limited space available.
- Container Gardening: Another option for those with limited space. Several vegetables can be successfully grown in containers.
- Herb Garden: A great list of herbs that can easily be grown from seeds. You can start these indoors during winter and bring them outdoors when the weather starts to warm up.