Time to Start Your Own Vegetable Garden

Having a vegetable garden supports a healthy and sustainable life style.  Now is the time to start one, but how?

First, let’s find your plant hardiness zone from USDA Hardiness Zone Finder.  It will help you to decide which plants should go into your garden.

Second, timing is everything.  This Garden Planting Calendar tells you when to start planting your desired vegetables.

Third, let’s get up and start your own vegetable garden!


From OverDrive:

Ultimate Garden Guide
143 Ideas for Containers, Beds & Borders
Southern Living by The Editors of Southern Living

The Rodale Book of Composting, Newly Revised and Updated
Simple Methods to Improve Your Soil, Recycle Waste, Grow Healthier Plants, and Create an Earth-Friendly Garden by Grace Gershuny and Deborah L. Martin

Ecological Gardening
Your Path to a Healthy Garden by Marjorie Harris

From Seed to Skillet
A Guide to Growing, Tending, Harvesting, and Cooking Up Fresh, Healthy by Jimmy Williams

Starting & Saving Seeds
Grow the Perfect Vegetables, Fruits, Herbs, and Flowers for Your Garden by Julie Thompson-Adolf

There are also many resources from Fipster.  Search Home & Garden.

Other Resources:

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Food for Thought

Composting information from Chester County Soil Waste Authority 

Gardening adds years to your life and life to your years. – Unknown
There are no gardening mistakes, only experiments. – Janet Kilburn Phillips
When the world wearies and society fails to satisfy, there is always the garden. – Minnie Aumonier

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