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Selecting the Best Location for a Garden

Learn how to choose the most suitable site for a vegetable garden, a location that will allow the vegetables to thrive.

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place garden based on amount of sunshine
Photo 5 of 6The single most important factor in determining where to place a garden is the amount of sunshine the site will receive.

Follow the Sunshine(5 of 6)

You should check the different patterns of light and shadow during a day.

Place wood stakes in the areas of shadow and then record the times when the site is fully covered with sunlight and when shadows appeared. If you don't have at least six hours of sun over the whole garden, you may have to adjust the size, position or even location of your garden site.

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