Research Before Planting

The best thing you can do to get your garden bed ready is to turn to your garden supply catalog. There is usually a tremendous amount of information in the catalog that has to do with the type of seed or vegetable you might be thinking about planting in your vegetable garden. Usually there are just tons of information pertaining to when to plant, how deep, how far apart, what plants it likes and doesn’t like to be around.

One really good rule of thumb is to remember that seeds should be planted about as deep as they are large. Some of the bigger seeds out there like fava beans like to be placed in the soil about 1 1/2 to 2 inches and have the soil patted in on top of them, while small lettuce seeds like to be no more than 1/2 inch with the soil loosely spread over the top. Watch this video to see for yourself.

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