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For a vegetable garden, you reply Submitted by Almanac Staff on March 19, 2014 – 4:27pm For a vegetable garden, you want rich, well-drained soil of loamy texture. Most soil needs the addition of some organic matter such as compost. To see if you have the right soil, you could do a soil test. Contact your local Cooperative Extension office for information on getting your soil pH tested. 
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Small Vegetable Garden Plans

Ellen Ecker Ogden is the author of five books, including From the Cook’s Garden, based on the catalog she co-founded in Vermont, and The Complete Kitchen Garden, which features theme designs for cooks who love to garden. She is dedicated to growing ornamental edibles and has been a guest chef on PBS’s Victory Garden, and HGTV’s Garden Smarts, where she is known as the “baroness of basil.” She combines her love of good food with a background in fine art to create kitchen garden designs that turn work into play. For more information: ellenogden.com
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Small Vegetable Garden Plans

Hello, I plan on starting my first vegetable garden this spring. I have a small cat problem though. The neighbours cats, while friendly, already make use of my flower garden in the front. Could anyone suggest a safe method of keeping the cats out of the veggie/herb garden?

Small Vegetable Garden Plans

i am looking for some input with my vegetable garden. my garden is very healthy and growing but don't seem to produce many vegetables. is there a reason why this is happening. i planted eggplant, butternut, zucinni and red peppers but after all he hard work and a luscious garden there is hardly any vegetables. please help!
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Small Vegetable Garden Plans

Locate this small potager, or ornamental vegetable garden, near your kitchen door for instant access to fresh greens and chives all season long. Lettuce is one of the most popular and diverse leafy vegetables available. It grows quickly, is easy to care for, and comes in a variety of forms and flavors. Loose-leaf varieties are popular because they’re easy to grow and provide a continuous supply of leaves. Pretty, tasty, and nutritious, the attractive, ruffly, bluish-green leaves of kale, a member of the cabbage family, make it a natural for striking ornamental plantings. Members of the onion family, chives possess a delicate onion flavor and are an important addition to any kitchen garden. They take up little space and are easy to grow from seed.
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Small Vegetable Garden Plans

Ideally, a backyard vegetable garden should contribute to your family’s well-being without taking too much of your scarce free time. This can be achieved with a little planning to get started out right, and a commitment to low-maintenance organic methods which save time and ensure a healthy garden year after year. Whether you are growing a single bed for salad greens or a multiple bed “backyard food factory”, the following tips should be considered before you start digging.
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It depends on the size of reply Submitted by Almanac Staff on March 19, 2014 – 4:29pm It depends on the size of your garden. Generally, you want to plant a vegetable garden away from trees and shrubs so that they get 6 to 8 hours of sun and don’t compete.
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Small Vegetable Garden Plans

In the world of gardening, bigger is not always better. Small beds require less time to plant and maintain than large ones, leaving you more time to enjoy them. The key to finding happiness with a small yard is to choose planting projects that deliver more of what you really want from gardening. Then use design strategies to transform your little garden into a lush pocket of paradise. The choices are endless. A walled patio provides the framework for an intimate courtyard, and even a postage stamp front yard can be enriched with islands of curb-appeal color. Perhaps your deepest gardening delights will be realized in raised beds bursting with herbs and vegetables. Try out ideas that appeal to you, and stay open to new possibilities. Should you decide to switch from one type of bed to another, a single weekend of work is enough to renovate 20 square feet of garden space. Before planting, dig the site as deeply as you can, and mix in a 4-inch-deep blanket of high-quality organic matter. Add a slow-release plant food on planting day, and your garden will have all it needs to produce big rewards.
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Locate this small potager, or ornamental vegetable garden, near your kitchen door for instant access to fresh greens and chives all season long. Lettuce is one of the most popular and diverse leafy vegetables available. It grows quickly, is easy to care for, and comes in a variety of forms and flavors. Loose-leaf varieties are popular because they’re easy to grow and provide a continuous supply of leaves.
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A good-size beginner vegetable garden is about 16×10 feet and features crops that are easy to grow. A plot this size, based on the vegetables suggested below, can feed a family of four for one summer, with a little extra for canning and freezing (or giving away).
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For a vegetable garden, you want rich, well-drained soil of loamy texture. Most soil needs the addition of some organic matter such as compost. To see if you have the right soil, you could do a soil test. Contact your local Cooperative Extension office for information on getting your soil pH tested. 
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Instead of worrying about weeds or trying pull them all so that your plants will thrive, have you tried adding 3″ to 4″ of mulched leaves or dried lawn clipping lawn around them to smother weeds? You may want to water earlier in the day. I never suggest sprinkler water for a vegetable garden and watering just around you veggies will keep water from the 1,000’s of years of weed seed in the soil. That will allow the plants to have the water they need during the warmest part of the day.
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Ok, Thanks for the reply. I reply Submitted by Padmini on June 24, 2014 – 4:51pm Ok, Thanks for the reply. I am so exited as this is my first vegetable garden. You are very helpful to the starters like me.
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Instead of worrying about reply Submitted by Jon Griffin on December 31, 2013 – 8:25pm Instead of worrying about weeds or trying pull them all so that your plants will thrive, have you tried adding 3″ to 4″ of mulched leaves or dried lawn clipping lawn around them to smother weeds? You may want to water earlier in the day. I never suggest sprinkler water for a vegetable garden and watering just around you veggies will keep water from the 1,000’s of years of weed seed in the soil. That will allow the plants to have the water they need during the warmest part of the day.
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Seeds for mesclun is widely available, with an especially good selection at Wild Garden Seed. Here you will find everything from Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress to Purple Rapa Pop Mix. By the way, Purple Rapa is a cold-season salad mix selected for solid purple leaves, cold hardiness, and disease resistance. “Best color will manifest between the fall and spring equinoxes.” More: Learn how grow mesclun in the Vegetable Encyclopedia.
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She is dedicated to growing ornamental edibles and has been a guest chef on PBS’s Victory Garden, and HGTV’s Garden Smarts, where she is known as the “baroness of basil.” She combines her love of good food with a background in fine art to create kitchen garden designs that turn work into play.

She is dedicated to growing ornamental edibles and has been a guest chef on PBS’s Victory Garden, and HGTV’s Garden Smarts, where she is known as the “baroness of basil.” She combines her love of good food with a background in fine art to create kitchen garden designs that turn work into play. For more information: ellenogden.com
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Because chard is in the beet family, it is easy to grow from seed, but note that the seedlings will need to be thinned to ensure proper spacing. For small containers, it is easier to start with transplants instead of seeds — no thinning required. More: Learn how grow chard in the Vegetable Encyclopedia.
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Here’s our quick guide for the beginner vegetable gardener. Whether you’re a beginner or an old hand, planting in a pot or a plot, this advice will help you to plan and grow your tastiest vegetables ever.
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I am growing zucchini and pole beans for the first time. It is a new bed (formally grass). I added organic soil, organic vegetable food and compost, the site gets about 6 hours of sun a day. Zucchini -had 2 plants. First one died in mid-July – looked healthy at 1PM sagging at 4PM and dead the next day. Same pattern for the second plant but 2 weeks later. Pole beans – same pattern as above but happened in August. Prior to that I had beans.
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Hi there, I attempted to plant a vegetable patch for the first time this year. I have noticed that something is eating away at the leaves of my eggplant plants. Do you have any suggestions for a food safe, even natural, insecticide? Thank you.

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