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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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planting area should get plenty of sunlight
Photo 6 of 6Make sure your planting area gets plenty of sunlight.

Stay Away from the House(6 of 6)

Be sure not to put the garden too close to your house, which will cast shadows; keep planting areas at least 10 feet away from the walls. Vegetables planted in the shade are less productive and may be more susceptible to disease and insect damage than planted in full sun.