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Beginning Gardening Series #1: Best Location for a Vegetable Garden

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In the first video of my series for beginning gardeners, I talk about the best location for a vegetable garden.

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These are the factors to consider when choosing a location for a vegetable garden:
1) Look for a location that gets 6 to 8 hours of direct sun.
2) Avoid locations where soil is likely contaminated, especially if growing in native soil. If in doubt, have the soil tested for contaminants. It’s also a good idea to test the soil fro nutrients, organic matter, and pH. This can save a lot of time, money, and guesswork in the future.
3) Locate the garden close to the house and a water source.
4) A south facing slope is advantageous in cooler climates with a short growing season.
5) Look for a location that is protected from extreme winds and pests by fences, trees, or buildings.
6) Make sure you are aware of any limitations on vegetable gardens imposed by your municipality or homeowner association.

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loisann therapy Gardening says:

very nice video

Danny says:

I have a big yard?

Rivette Pyrzsa says:

I especially liked the cat at the end. I bet she/he loves the veg. gardens!

Mery Love says:

Thank you for the content. Your garden is so beautiful! I subscribed because I have been saving up to buy a house and would like to grow food in the garden. But I have to admit, I feel very overwhelmed. Preparing the soil and building beds seems to be the fun part honestly. Deciding the crop and protecting it from harsh weather and bug damage is something I know nothing about.

I still have time before I buy my house in Virginia or Florida and I would like to have a solid plan. when I start gardening.

Emma Feather says:

That was a beautiful and inspirational video. Thank you.

James Evans says:

♡ that cat!

Ray Triboulet says:

great. thanks

DebbyAbqNM says:

Patrick, it would be nice to know where you are so we can determine what we need to change in your advice because our conditions may be vastly different.

Jheriko Watson says:

thank you for telling my class where to locate the our beds

Tilda Glasper says:

Thank you I have learned a lot from you

Jackson Brand says:

This is great dude thank you!!!!!!!!

NeziNapps akaNezi says:

Wowzers! I didn't know that there are, so many, factors, to consider. I think, I'm going to stick with buying vegetables from the store, but, I'll probably start going to the farmer's markets, sometimes. Thanks, for this helpful video. I learned, alot:)

Abby Savage says:

Is your garden your whole backyard? If so, I love it!

IL MIO PRIMO ORTO di Angela B. says:

Your vegetable garden is beautiful, Patrick.

Felicia Alexander says:

I live in an apartment complex, I have a nice lil backyard.More shade on one side than the other. I will like to start growing food, PLEASE HELP……… a plant bed??? I will like to grow, squash ( yellow and green ), basil, corn, a lemon tree, cucumbers,spinach, etc .. PLEASE HELP…LOL..LOL…..I have the thing that can hang from the front porch .. I think a topsy turvey… ????

Davey Face says:

how truly lost has a society become when they make laws against growing food! its one thing to have most people so lost that they simply dont care to grow thingss but to specifically stop the ones who do from doing it is madness, why do ppl care so much about what others do in their yards, its mental illness

Anahi Sanchez says:

I live in memphis ,Tn. I want to plant in the spring and summer. My soil is just sand and dust.

Jon-Paul Wallace says:

Patrick, I'm trying to decide whether to plant facing south, or East. I live in N . Texas and shade seems to be helpful in mid to late spring and obviously through the summer. My main concern is the heat. Any help would be greatly appreciated, orienting my garden.

Resler Momma says:

Thanks for the tips!

Alyssa Conley says:

Thank you so much for sharing. This is very helpful advice, full of bits and pieces we'd never have thought of before digging in. We really appreciate your time! Happy gardening 🙂

Ripped Top Shelf says:

Great stuff, Patrick. Really enjoying all your videos.

I'm preparing now for my first garden in spring 2017. Keep the great advice coming.

Juniper Farms says:

Thank you for all of your education. You have been valuable to my family and I as we start our farming journey! I have mentioned you in my newest video and will be putting a link to your page in the description. Thank you, again!

HomeSteadHow says:

Awesome video, newbie veg garden grower here so any info is great info…Subscribed and looking forward to more of your videos, keep them coming

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