By Vanessa Richins
If you were building your own house, you wouldn’t start nailing boards together and hope for the best, would you?
You can avoid some problems in your edible garden if you take time to thoughtfully plan it out instead of just buying plants and putting them anywhere.
1) Measure the plot out
First, start by measuring out the space you have available. There are several ways to do this. You can measure the length of your own foot, then carefully step off the area. If it’s a small plot, use a measuring tape. You may want a contractor’s measuring wheel (I bought one for about $15) for larger plots.
If you are using containers, write down how many you have and how big they are.
2) How will you water?
Think about how you will be watering your crops. It’s harder if you have to carry buckets of water over long distances.
3) Think of what you like to eat
One common mistake gardeners make is Read the rest of this entry »