Planning for a Spring Vegetable Garden

Writer: Tom Myrick

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Now that winter is upon the Veggie-Bed (Plant Hardiness Zone 8a) I have starting planning for a spring vegetable garden. 49605995_998896233641786_3666991928559271936_nThis year a decision was made to shut down the old vegetable garden areas for a season and create new beds. After recording the sunlight times and location throughout the growing seasons, I decided on the location of the new site. The area chosen will receive optimal sunlight and is close to a water source.

“The best site for a vegetable garden should incorporate the following: At least six hours of sunlight daily, good drainage and air circulation, and a level location with loose, rich soil. There should also be a nearby source of water, and ideally, convenient access to tool storage and equipment ( [1]”.


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Tom Myrick

"When life kicks you in the butt, use it as energy for forward motion", Tom Myrick. I graduated from the Media Production Technology Curriculum at Tidewater Community College in 1988. Working as a professional Media Production Specialist/Photojournalist for most of my adult life, I became proficient in many aspects of multimedia production. In 2006, I completed the Master Gardener program and started attending horticulture classes at a local community college. Writing, photography, and gardening are passions of mine; altogether, a “marriage made in heaven". Having a diversified set of work skills and a lifetime of experience, I currently write for several online vegetable gardening publications and own a landscaping business. My mission is to encourage vegetable gardening throughout the world. Play in the dirt, Tom