Selecting a site for your food gardenGreenthumb
Picking the right location for your food garden is absolutely crucial. A sub-par location can result in sub-par veggies! Here are a few tips for choosing a good site:
- Plant in a sunny location. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. There are a few veggies that will tolerate some shade.
- Plant in moist, well-drained soil. If you have poorly drained soil (water pools), plant veggies in a raised bed. If you have rocky soil, till and remove the rocks.
- Plant in a stable environment. Avoid places that receive strong winds could knock over your young plants or keep pollinators from doing their job. Nor do you want to plant in a location that receives too much foot traffic or floods easily.
- Edible gardening in small spaces
Especially in townhouse gardens the amount of sunlight in a certain area changes constantly with the high walls and suns seasonal changes. So if your sunlight is constantly changing, it works a lot better to rather plant your edibles in pots and baskets as you can move the containers around to ensure they get as much sunlight as possible throughout the year.