Vegetable Garden


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In colder climates, winter can draw into and seem endless—but you don’t need to wait for warmer weather to start preparing for summer vegetables. Here’s how to get a jump start on your vegetable garden, no matter what the weather forecast says.

1) Start a worm compost bin.

Feeding a worm compost bin with food scraps now will provide you with plenty of nutrient-rich fertilizer when it’s time to plant your garden. Cooler temperatures can cause less decomposition, but you can still use an indoor composter to get a jump start.

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2) Start seeds inside.

If the last expected frost date in your area is late in the year, you may not be able to produce vegetables before mid-summer heat. Get around this hurdle by starting seeds indoors and transferring to the garden when the weather warms up.

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3) Trim your trees.

Your vegetable garden will thrive in full sun, so get a jump start by trimming back any tree branches that shade the area and clean up your garden beds.

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