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It's spring and market is just beginning. We will be eating fresh local sweet spring carrots, baby greens, ramps and spring green onions, it's a good time to think about planning your garden! You can plant a lot in a very small space by using a simple rotation system.
If you've never gardened before and want to give it a try, start simply. You can by plant starts in 4 or 6 packs. The farmers market has a great selection of garden starts.
Start with digging up a small patch of ground that gets the best sun. Some shade is ok, especially if you want to plant lettuce. A nearby water source is a good idea. I'd recommend lettuce, zucchini, and cucumbers. These 3 plants are good growers in most climates, easy to tend, and produce good eats for your reward.
Remove as much grass as you can. Add some compost if you have it and mulch. Follow the directions that come with your starter plants or seeds. Water regularly, either in the morning or evening. Do not water during the hot part of the day. Weed by hand when necessary and watch your little plants turn into food. It's a great way to connect with the earth's cycles, your yard, and with the food you eat. Happy Spring!