How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

How to Plant a Vegetable Garden

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Grow some of your own food by starting a vegetable garden. You’ll eat better and save money.

Step 1: Decide on a garden type
Decide between a raised-bed garden or an in-ground one. Raised beds, which consist of purchased topsoil that sits within a wooden frame, are ideal if your soil is stony or sandy. The main advantage of an in-ground garden is that it needs less watering.

For an in-ground garden, test your soil to find out what nutrients it needs. Garden centers sell do-it-yourself kits, or you can arrange a test through the Cooperative Extension System, a national agricultural network. Find a nearby office on the USDA web site.

Step 2: Pick a good spot
Pick a spot that gets a lot of sun and isn’t obscured by tree or hedge shade.

Step 3: Prep the land
Prepare the land by building your raised bed or clearing and tilling a patch of land to a depth of about one foot. A 10 foot by 10 foot parcel is a good size for a beginner. For an in-ground garden, install a wire mesh fence three to four feet high to help keep out critters.

Leave the top foot of the fence unsecured so that if an animal attempts to climb it, it won’t support his weight and he won’t be able to get over it.

Step 4: Seeds versus seedlings
Decide if you want to plant seeds directly in the soil; start growing seeds in small containers, like egg cartons, and then transplant them into your garden when they take root. Or, buy seedlings from a nursery that are ready to go into the ground. If you start with seeds, you’ll wait longer to harvest your vegetables.

In colder climates, the shorter growing season makes some vegetables impossible to grow directly from seed.

Step 5: Plan your veggies
Plot out what you’d like to plant, taking into consideration what grows well in your area. Orient the rows east to west with the tallest plants on the north side so they won’t shade the shorter ones.

Step 6: Sow your seeds
Start your seeds following the instructions on the package. Plant your seedlings when it’s appropriate to do so, which depends on both the crop and your climate. Your local garden center or nearest Extension office can give you this information, or you can find it on the web.

Maximize output by planting a warm-season crop after harvesting a cool-season crop.

Step 7: Try companion planting
Plant compatible vegetables near each other. To find out which veggies grow better together and which are best kept far apart, type “companion planting” into a search engine.

Step 8: Put in some flowers
Plant a few flowers among your crops. They’ll attract bees, which will help pollinate your plants.

Did You Know?
Guinness World Record holder Charles H. Wilber harvested 1,368 pounds of tomatoes from just four plants.


  1. M M on March 1, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    love the bunny 🙁 <3

  2. BigDog Outdoors on March 1, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    I’m beginning to wonder if whoever did this video has ever even stepped foot into a garden. Starting your own seats does not put you back on your harvest dates. You start your seeds inside months I had and it puts you way ahead on your harvest dates

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  4. Nadia McDonald on March 1, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    Lately I’ve developed an euphoria for eating healthy.  This being the case, I believe each person should plant a seed in their yard to start a vegetable garden.  Planting a vegetable garden eliminates spending excess cash in the supermarket.  Where I live they do lots of importing particularly from the US.  Rather than purchase vegetables, I have adopted a plan to start a garden and plant as much fruits and vegetables as possible.  Agriculture is not significant in my family or the Bahamas.  But based on  research I’ve conducted, and listening to medical experts, people are to eat raw vegetables and take in more fruits.  It can go a long way eliminating obesity, as well as terminal illnesses like cancer, hypertension, diabetes and stroke.  I endorse this objective, and intend to learn all I could to having a healthy life-style.

  5. Linda Whelan on March 1, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Really? Plant bananas in a small raised bed garden? Even I know that makes no sense whatsoever.

  6. Lei Leigh on March 1, 2022 at 11:38 pm

    who else is watching this in 2018 and finds it hilarious hehe

  7. VISION INDIA on March 1, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    friends tell me , how to grow garlic plant at home in small farming ..

  8. Bowerman Winburn on March 1, 2022 at 11:45 pm

    Really enjoy it. Let’s check woodprix plans also.

  9. Chris on March 1, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    i like the part that she was deciding where to plant the bananas!!! ha ha

  10. Dave Crookham on March 1, 2022 at 11:48 pm

    What were the Tomato plants called ? Please

  11. Joel Criollo on March 1, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    Came here for zombie apocalipse survival…. Anyone else?

  12. scaff 1 on March 1, 2022 at 11:51 pm

    watching this in 2017 cant help but laugh out loud

  13. Subrata Paul on March 1, 2022 at 11:52 pm


  14. Jennifer Piña on March 1, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Step 1: Pet your bunny

  15. ally dashi on March 1, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    its fun to do it

  16. Rest Revolution on March 1, 2022 at 11:54 pm

    We love our veggie garden!  Great video 🙂

  17. Tanya Hanna on March 1, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    How to plant vegetables garden..Karen Carpenter..the brothers Grimm..🧙💤🌹

  18. Canadaheather on March 1, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    I love this video, 🙂

  19. hiba on March 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    what is this this😒🤣why we have to plant like this

  20. Ian Costello Music on March 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    HI. We’d like to include this video in my son’s 5th grade report on gardening.  Any chance you’d be willing to email a downloadable file???  He needs it for a Power Point presentation 🙂  Thx!!!

  21. M M on March 1, 2022 at 11:58 pm

    will these keep my cats and the fox from destroying the garden?

  22. Stephen Lukner on March 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    the rabbit is so CUTE

  23. Andrea Patane on March 1, 2022 at 11:59 pm

    My dad and I are planning to do it in Spring 2021 if our Swiss Chard 🌱s and many other vegetable 🌱s live forever. Good heavens, there was a bunny in this video. I love bunnies even though they’re shy animals. 👍🏻 if you’re happy for us. 🤣

  24. jmaioran on March 2, 2022 at 12:01 am

    Silly using all these resources,(lining, wood, 100% topsoil, wire mesh) – when you can plant it in your soil.

  25. Useless Stuff on March 2, 2022 at 12:02 am

    Great video!

  26. famileri on March 2, 2022 at 12:03 am

    Are there blonde models like her available at the nursery to help with planting

  27. Garden Sheds Devon on March 2, 2022 at 12:04 am

    The information were vividly presented regarding on practical gardening approach. I have learned different techniques through watching this video. These useful advises might help you understand the worth of growing your own veggies, for it will surely benefit the health of entire family. Great video! 

  28. Awesome Eliam on March 2, 2022 at 12:04 am

    I’m secretly a farmer 🌵🌱

  29. Nikita Curtis on March 2, 2022 at 12:04 am

    Great video!

  30. Kamelhaj on March 2, 2022 at 12:10 am

    What made me laugh is that she is planting a VEGETABLE garden with a RABBIT! :oD

  31. Blake Schulz on March 2, 2022 at 12:11 am

    I don’t think those bananas will grow very well, unless she lives in a jungle environment lol

  32. VISION INDIA on March 2, 2022 at 12:14 am

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  33. Ann Sherbert on March 2, 2022 at 12:15 am

    I’ve just purchased some purple tomato seeds that I intend growing in a container or grow bag. Some friends recommended them after the success they had last year. Here’s a link: They’ve also got lots of other seeds and gardening tools on the website. it’s a great company to buy from.

  34. Luvenia Waiters on March 2, 2022 at 12:19 am

    If you want to make it yourself just look for woodprix website. There is all you need to make it 🙂

  35. Tanvi Chari on March 2, 2022 at 12:19 am

    Even I have my channel of gardening check out

  36. Khan Productionz on March 2, 2022 at 12:21 am

    luv the video

  37. YBoamah on March 2, 2022 at 12:21 am

    heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i love the video it was awesome and how ever dislike this is going to die from food okay fugges .     .

  38. TheJackofAllVideos on March 2, 2022 at 12:21 am

    That combination of vegetates for the example was terrible -_- half of them grow into giant bushes and one of them was a tree

  39. Erik Larson on March 2, 2022 at 12:21 am

    Over half done. Haven’t even started anything useful yet. 🙁

  40. YBoamah on March 2, 2022 at 12:22 am

    i love the  vieodo because it is awesome i wrote it donw

  41. Brandon Bradley on March 2, 2022 at 12:22 am
  42. Awesome Eliam on March 2, 2022 at 12:23 am

    And i plant mung beans together 🌱🌿🍃🎋🌴

  43. Brady Manker on March 2, 2022 at 12:24 am

    I like all the tips you give

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  45. GrowVeg on March 2, 2022 at 12:25 am

    Lots of things wrong here, like not spacing plants correctly, not firming them into the soil, poor light for the seedlings and much more. Search YouTube for my video ‘How to Plant a Vegetable Garden – Response’ to avoid the many mistakes that this video makes (HowCast won’t let me post it as a video response).

  46. Samantha Tucker on March 2, 2022 at 12:25 am

    I’m wanting to do this because I have a bearded dragon and it will be cheaper for me to just grow his veggies. So thank you for this video.

  47. Flowers N Fruits on March 2, 2022 at 12:28 am

    Beautiful video . So organised step by step guide. I am impressed with this . thanks for sharing.
    Maintaining vegetable garden in shade is not so easy . We require tips at initial level .
    Here is the best guide on How to plant fruit vegetables in your own garden :

  48. Redey2816 on March 2, 2022 at 12:29 am

    more like attract many sir-nopes-a lot to your garden

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