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Going Green: Dig Your Green Thumbs into a Vegetable Garden


Now that Labor Day has passed and fall is coming, it’s a great time to take advantage of the cooler weather and add to your vegetable garden. The plants that will thrive best depend on where you live, so be sure to do some research— has a great list of items by region to plant. Here are some tips to get the most out of your garden:
  • Create a good base for plants to grow with a mixture of soil and compost. By having good soil, you can help ensure that your plants will be healthy. Try using a raised bed garden, which can be more space-efficient.
  • Create more space and provide more room for plants to grow by using trellises for vine plants. Tomatoes and beans are great examples of vegetables that grow well on stakes or trellises.
  • Use mulch to help prevent erosion and keep the soil around plants warm in colder months.
  • Choose your location wisely. Remember that some plants, especially vegetables, prefer sunlight, so make sure that the plants will receive enough sunlight each day. Expert gardeners suggest at least six hours of sunlight per day.
Cultivating your own vegetable garden not only helps add fresh, tasty touches to your meals, but also can help reduce emissions from transporting produce to your table. Do you have a vegetable garden? Let us know by commenting below!