EatingWell's Guide for How to Start a Kitchen Garden

By Hilary Meyer, "Spring into Gardening," March/April 2011

5 things you need to get your garden growing, from the ground up.

A Plan

My garden plan helped me with everything from how to space my plants to when to put them in the ground and where. You could draw up a plan on graph paper or generate one using an online garden planner like I did. I used, which lets you customize a large garden space from scratch. also offers a planner that is good for smaller spaces and has preplanned gardens to keep it simple.

Here's the plan I created for the EatingWell Garden (pdf)

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