Tips to Planning a Vegetable Garden

Simple gardening guide to help you plant a vegetables garden to feed your family.



Smart harvest. Plotting your planting carefully keeps the bounty manageable in a family-size garden. Photography by Joan Dean

Before you plant your vegetable garden, take time to figure out workable amounts, so you’re not overwhelmed come harvest time. Yard Smarts columnist Sarah F. Ehrhardt offers tips and recommendations for sample plantings of popular vegetable crops in amounts to feed a family of four.

Download and print Sarah’s vegetable planting recommendations and get started!

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