If you are looking to start your first vegetable garden, look no further than right here. First, lets look at the reasons why. Starting a vegetable garden at home is a great way to save money. For example, a plant that may cost you a dollar and a half may product pounds and pounds of produce! Also, it gives you the distinct advantage of enjoying a much better and delicious product than you could ever dream of getting at the best grocery store produce aisle ever. More So, it is likely much easier than you think it is. If you can work out your plan right, you can enjoy the process. Even more, you may not have to take tons of time to tend it. It can even make a positive impact on your landscaping! If you would like some help on deciding what to grow, take a look at what you actually like to EAT! I find it surprising that so many people don’t think about what they would actually like to eat before they plant the garden. If you do not like this stuff, then don’t bother planting it, is the bottom line. Some plants produce all throughout the season, and you will not need as many of them. Some of them, on the other hand, only provide produce at the end of the season, and it would be a good idea to plant more of these. When you are trying to plan how much space you need, obviously you need to figure out the space based on how much you are going to plant. One thing to keep in mind, however, is that you do not want a weed filled big garden, when a clean small garden will do. The smaller you can keep it, the less maintenance it will take. Picking the best spot is a trifecta of decisions. The full sun is probably the most important one. many of the vegetables will need some direct sunlight. There is some variation, and if you do not have a lot of sun, grow some leafy vegetables. The second choice here is to pick a place the garden can get some good water. If it is not in an area that can get some good water, then the plants will suffer. Soil health is obviously the third thing to consider. You ideally want vegetables in a moist, well-drained soil that has many organic matters in it. Hopefully these tips will help you out when you are starting out your first vegetable garden! Let us know how they garden thing works out in the new year!! For other great tips, check out our blog!