Plant An Easy Backyard Vegetable & Herb Garden | Hey Y'all | Southern Living

Published on March 8, 2019

Southern Living test kitchen pro Ivy Odom gets expert advice from The Grumpy Gardener on how to plant a vegetable and herb garden.

Southern vegetable gardens can produce a lot of food for a home cook. It’s easy to plant and maintain, and will supplement your family most of the year. With the help of Southern Living’s resident garden guru, The Grumpy Gardener, learn how to grow your own food plot in your backyard.

A spring garden is actually easy to do. It starts with good soil. You want loose soil with lots of organic matter to sustain your plants. Be sure to plan your garden and consider how big the plants will be later in the season. A fence around your garden will keep the produce safe from hungry critters. Don’t forget to water!


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