This is the time of year that I begin planning my garden. Over the years, I've grown a few vegetables in my small, mostly shady urban backyard, but know there is always more to learn. I stumbled upon Alan Buckingham's Grow Vegetables at the library and dove into it as soon as I got home.
Here are a few gardening tips I learned from this large resource.
- Spinach grows best in cooler climates and prefers partial shade to full sun.
- It is very important not to let zucchini and squash dry out.
- Carrots like open dry soil and raised seed beds are ideal.
- Onions are considered one of the easiest vegetables to grow.
- Don't plant peas in an area you have grown them in previous years.
- Peppers need heat and humidity and do very well as container plants in a warm, sunny spot.
Do you read books about gardening? Any tips to share?
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