- Choose a site that has as much direct sunlight as possible (6-8 hours of sunlight during your main grow season).
- Flatten your garden bed to avoid water collection. A soggy site will take longer to dry and is subject to rotted plant roots during grow season.
- If you're at the mercy of high winds, position your garden by a wall or structure that will protect it.
- Also consider your proximity to water, tools and compost. Make it easier on yourself and don't tote your tools around.
Are you one of the nine million Americans who started their first vegetable garden this year? If you're feeling a little left out, here is what you need to know to get started: Organic gardening doesn't require a green thumb, but it does require attention. Keep an eye out for early signs of insect or disease damage, and soon you'll have a healthy and bountiful organic vegetable garden. Finding the right location will make all the difference.