Growing your own food is an immensely rewarding experience, providing fresh, flavorful produce while connecting you with nature. This guide will take you through a seasonal journey, helping you make the most of your edible garden all year round.
Starting Seeds and Prepping the Soil Spring is the time to start seeds indoors and prepare your garden beds. Plant cool-season crops like lettuce, peas, and radishes as soon as the soil is workable.
Maintenance and Succession Planting Keep your garden thriving in the summer with regular watering and weeding. Plant warm-season crops like tomatoes, peppers, and cucumbers. Use succession planting to ensure a continuous harvest.
Harvesting and Planting for Winter Harvest your remaining crops and plant winter-hardy vegetables like kale and leeks. It’s also a great time to plant garlic and onions for a spring harvest.
Planning and Pruning While the garden rests, it’s time for you to plan for the next year and order seeds. Prune dormant fruit trees and shrubs to maintain their health and productivity.
Growing your own food season by season is a fulfilling cycle of planting, nurturing, harvesting, and resting. Embrace the rhythm of nature and enjoy the bounty of your edible garden.