Gardeners

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Check out the Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Organic Food.

Let's Get Growing

We planted a garden at the MRCOG office building in Downtown Albuquerque to inspire people to plant their own vegetable garden and purchase locally grown foods.

Here are 10 tips for starting your garden today:

MRCOG Inspiration Garden
  • Based on the season as well as the size of your garden, select appropriate seeds and seedlings to plant. Remember to plant foods that you enjoy, and try something new as well.
  • Decide what style of garden you want to have. For example, you may want to have a large row style garden, or if you are limited on space you may choose container gardening instead.
  • Harvest your bounty, and re-seed or add new crops as needed.
  • If you grew more food than you can eat, give some away or preserve it for the winter months.
  • Prepare and till your soil, and don't forget to add compost.
  • Remember to have fun and enjoy the fresh produce you have grown.
  • Select a good growing location in your yard, taking into account sun exposure, access to water, and soil and drainage conditions.
  • Shape your garden rows or build raised beds with wood or other materials.
  • Take notes on what worked and what did not, so you are better prepared for the next growing season.
  • Water and weed your garden regularly, and keep an eye out for bugs and other problems.