How to Grow Your Own Vegetable Garden
Pick Your Plants
- Choose from our wide selection of seeds or pre-seeded vegetables online or at your local Garden Centre.
- Have fun picking your vegetables, from leafy kale to juicy tomatoes.
- Tip: Kale, chard, zucchini, and beans are the easiest vegetables to grow.
Choose Your Raised Garden Bed
- Choose from our selection of raised garden beds online or at your nearest Lowe’s.
- You can pick between different materials like cedar and vinyl.
- Cedar raised garden beds are weather and rot resistant, and are biodegradable.
- Vinyl raised garden beds are long lasting and are usually available in a variety of colours.
- Look for a raised garden bed that is around 100 square feet to get started. Once you become more familiar with vegetable gardening, you can increase the size.
Pick an Area to Grow Your Vegetables
Clear the Ground
Build Your Raised Garden Bed
We recommend stapling a large steel hardware cloth to the bottom of the raised garden bed. This will help keep the weeds out of your vegetable garden.
Note: Make sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions when constructing your raised garden bed
Add Soil to Your Raised Garden Bed
- Incorporate soil specific to vegetables. This soil will be filled with the proper nutrients to ensure a healthy garden. Be sure to speak to a specialist at your local Lowe’s Garden Centre for more information.
- Use a spading fork to integrate the nutrients and loosen the soil. This will help roots penetrate the garden bed.
Mulch & Water
- To keep your newly planted garden healthy, make sure to mulch. This protects the roots from extreme temperatures and deters weeds from growing near your vegetables.
- Vegetable plants need plenty of water, so be sure to regularly water your vegetable garden.
How To Terms
If you want to design your own container garden, here are some tips to get you off on the right foot. The concept is simple: thrillers, fillers, and spillers.
Short on space? Create a quick and easy vertical garden to show off your gardening skills with hanging plants and planters.
By Melissa J. Will