http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/images/Plant%20Ag/RaisedGardenBed.jpg

Wherever you find a sunny location, you can grow vegetables

Photo credit: Michigan State University Extension

If drainage is an issue, raised beds can be very productive and easy to manage. Photo credit: Rebecca Finneran, MSU

Choosing a smart site for your vegetable garden

Selecting the optimal placement of your vegetable garden is important for success

EXCERPT

Vegetables can be grown in a wide variety of containers, and they need not be fancy. Even a burlap bag will do. Photo credits: Marilyn Goodson, MSU, http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/images/Plant%20Ag/VeggieBurlapContainers.jpg
Vegetables can be grown in a wide variety of containers, and they need not be fancy. Even a burlap bag will do. Photo credits: Marilyn Goodson, MSU, http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/images/Plant%20Ag/VeggieBurlapContainers.jpg

Selecting the optimal placement of your vegetable garden is important for success. When it comes to choosing a site to plant your vegetable garden, understanding the essential key components including sunlight, water and good soil will ensure your garden bounty. Picking fresh vegetables from your own garden or patio container can be very rewarding. In addition, you may discover new foods to add to your plate and may influence others to try new vegetables.

Read the full article: Michigan State University Extension

 

Published by

Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.