Can I start a garden in my flower beds?

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Since I don't have lots of space?

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  • By Brittany Goldwyn By Brittany Goldwyn on Mar 11, 2019

    Of course you can! Just make sure you provide the recommended amount of room for each plant. If growing veggies, I'd enrich the dirt with some compost :)

    • Janet Janet on Mar 11, 2019

      I get afternoon sun in my back yard area bed. Would that be better for tomatoes and peppers?

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 11, 2019

    What kind of garden in your flower beds? You can include herbs, greens, and vegetables in your flower garden if it gets enough sun and you can fit in enough of them to have harvests of some of the vegetables like green beans and corn to have a family sized meal within a couple of days. There is no reason you can't have produce in your flower garden, most of the plants are attractive on their own. If you plan on putting in anything in the mint family, I would put it in a pot or it may take over your garden. I hope this helps you Janet! You can also plant a lot of the veggies in pots and get good harvest if you use pots large enough for the mature plants.

    • Janet Janet on Mar 11, 2019

      Thank you. Is miracle grow for veggies a good compost material?

  • Yes. you can plant veggies inbetween the flowers

  • Absolutely! How much sun do they receive each day?

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Mar 11, 2019

    Miracle grow is a fertilizer, or bags of soil. When you plant any veggies in the flower garden, just make the hole a little larger than needed and mix in the miracle grow soil in with the existing soil so the roots have healthy soil to get a good start. Don't foliar feed your vegetables, if you foliar feed your flowers, you will get great green plants but not much produce, they need their fertilizer in the soil only. I use an extended release granular tomato/veggie fertilizer that lasts three to four months depending on the brand, make sure you use a good one, like Miracle Grow, or one of the bigger named brands. I used to use regular water soluble miracle grow on my veggies soil until they came out with the tomato/veggie fertilizer, so you can still use the original multipurpose in jugs to fertilize the soil.

  • Janet Janet on Mar 11, 2019

    Wow, thanks for all that good info.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Mar 11, 2019

    Hello, Container gardening can be a wonderful option to think about.

    I harvested the most delicious tomatoes last year.

  • Janet Janet on Mar 12, 2019

    Thank you ALL for your help. I'm planting this weekend 🤗

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