The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Own Vegetables

With the current pandemic comes the return of the victory garden. Here’s how to get started growing your own greens.
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At a Glance

Experience

  • It’s dirt simple.

Budget

  • You can start a garden without forking over too many beans.

Time

  • It takes time—but the harvest is worth the wait.

If you’ve never sown a seed, grown a gourd, or bitten into a juicy, ripe tomato from your own garden, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you’re planting on a Brooklyn balcony or in a suburban backyard, we’ve asked gardening experts to weigh in on how to turn your barren space into a bountiful harvest by this summer. Read on as we take you through the steps of starting your first vegetable garden, which stands to deliver more than just sustenance in these strange times.

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