The weather in Rochester is finally reflecting warmer temperatures. It is the perfect time to get outside and enjoy it! Gardening is a great excuse to be outdoors and will also provide your family with fresh, home grown, fruits and veggies. There is nothing better than a fresh garden salad on a hot summer day with food that you grew all on your own! Read through our 2017 spring gardening guide for tips on how to have the best garden!
Building your own garden can be intimidating and most people don’t know where to start. Here are a few tips so you know what veggies to plant and the best way to plant them.
This time of year, the soil is warm which will provide the perfect conditions for seeds to grow! The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone map helps predict which time of year is the best to go ahead and plant specific types of fruits and veggies. On the map, Rochester is in Zone 6 according to Urban Farmer. This means that in late May and the beginning of June some of the best seeds to plant are:
HGTV has a few good tips on how to build your very own raised vegetable garden. Be sure to pick a nice sunny spot to place your raised bed. The majority of seeds will require abundant sunlight to help them grow. You also may want to be sure to place the bed in a place that your hose will easily reach to make watering quick and easy.
The materials that you will need are: four 1×12 boards, 4×4 posts, wood screws, nails, topsoil, plants, water, mulch, stakes, soil amendments, post hole digger, drill, hammer, shovel, spading fork, spade, hard rake, trowel, and of course a garden hose!
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