Master Gardener Tips June 23, 2023


By Katie Markheim, Nebraska Extension Master Gardener 

Where to put your vegetable garden? A question you may be asking. A well-planned garden can make planting go quickly and efficiently. Organizing a garden in advance also can save steps and time later in the season, increase garden productivity, and allow the gardener more leisure time. Begin planning your garden in January or February, putting it on paper. Make a sketch, put it to scale and add detail. Considerations include location, size, plant spacing, water sources, convenience, soil type and sunlight. For the best results and improvements over time, keep records from season to season. This will remind you what worked and what didn’t as you continue to experiment in your garden.