A full amount of sunlight is always recommended in order for crops to grow well.

Watering Schedule

  • January through March: Three times per week
  • April through May: Four times per week
  • June through September: Daily if possible
  • October through December: Three times per week

Note: You will not need to water your garden if it rains. Rain water is best for plants, as it contains many minerals and nutrients.

Starting Plants

Plants are able to be started from seeds; however, this is something that can be more time-consuming since the seedlings will require more care. Purchasing small plants from a nursery will be more expensive than purchasing seeds; however, the plants themselves will have already been established and will be much easier to grow.

Planting Schedule

Fall crops should be planted later than is recommended in many planting guides and seed packets. Spring and summer crops can be planted one to two months earlier than normal, though this depends on the overall temperature recommendations listed on the seed packets. Fall plants should be planted one to two months later than recommended, also depending on listed temperature recommendations.


Weeds essentially rob your plants of important nutrients, so you will need to always make sure you remove them. Doing so daily will ensure that you control the weed population much more successfully. Always make sure you remove the entire plant in order to ensure that it doesn’t grow back from the root.

Covering Soil

If weeds become too much of a problem in your garden, cover the soil around your plants. Begin by weeding the bed the best that you can, then spread newspaper over the top of the soil, ensuring that you don’t cover any of your plants.

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