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Preparing Your Vegetable Garden

Preparing Your Vegetable Garden

Healthful outdoor exercise, a feeling of accomplishment, and potential saving on the family food bill are good reasons why more and more Floridians are turning to home vegetable gardening.

Image Credit: FAMU

Image Credit: FAMU

Usually, the most physically challenging part of a vegetable gardening project is to get the soil ready for planting.  However, whatever you do, don’t give in to the temptation to cut corners on this phase of the operation.  If you do a poor job of preparing the soil, you can expect poor results from your garden, even if you work hard on planting and cultivation.  If you’re planning a large garden, you may want to rent a rototiller or even a small tractor and plow, to use in preparing the soil.  But, for a small backyard garden, you can do the work with a spade or shovel.

 

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Author: Roy Carter – rlcarter@ufl.edu

Roy Carter

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