Fertilize and Plant Your Garden

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This article will teach you how to build a raised bed for an organic vegetable garden.
by Brett · All Zones · Organic Gardening · 0 Comments · June 28, 2010 · 18,513 views

Fertilize & Plant Your Raised Bed Garden:

Synthetic fertilizers became popular because they raised yields per acre to compensate for the population growth over the last half century. However, there is a downside to increased yield, decreased nutritional quality. The USDA has shown a decrease in nutrient content in 43 different crops it has studied since 1950. Be smart, mix in and top dress with a quality organic fertilizer. You are now ready to plant!

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Plant your Garden:

Decide what you want to grow in your garden. Raised beds are perfect for root crops like beets, carrots, and onions. Lettuces, tomatoes, and herbs are also very popular. Don't forget to plant the taller growing plants toward the north end of the garden so they don't shade out the shorter varieties. Pre-started plants can be purchased at just about any nursery and garden center or your local farmers market. Call your county extension agent for locations. Your extension agent can also help you with soil testing for pH.

Eat your Garden:

Harvesting can be a fun family adventure and the health benefits and satisfaction will have you planning your garden for the next season. Enjoy.

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