A good plan is the first step in establishing a flourishing home garden. Planning includes selecting the location of the garden, deciding the size of the garden, determining the types and varieties of vegetables to be planted, and planning where, when and how much of each vegetable will be planted in the garden. Plus, no matter how healthy your soil is, you can't go wrong with adding compost when you first start a garden. Introduce compost into the soil with a rotary tiller or manually with a garden fork.
Then, rake the soil level to prepare it for planting. Gardening doesn't start with a seed in the ground. You can't have healthy, productive plants without rich, soft soil that allows roots to grow deep enough to absorb nutrients. We provide you with a step-by-step guide on how to make a garden in your home's backyard or other outdoor space.