For most people, becoming a consistently successful vegetable gardener comes after years of hands-on experience.

However, you can lessen your own learning curve by adopting some tried-and-true vegetable gardening tips from the pros.


Few gardeners are blessed with an abundant supply of beautiful, rich topsoil. Depending on where you live, you may find yourself struggling with heavy clay, rocky, sandy or other less-than-ideal soil conditions.

So your first step will be to identify the type of soil you have so you can take the appropriate steps to amend it. Once you know what you are dealing with, you’ll be able to determine which specific amendments are needed.


Whenever possible, make sure you take advantage of vertical space in your garden by utilizing fences, trellises, and other structures to keep your plants off the ground.

There are many advantages to growing your vegetables vertically. For starters, you can grow more food in a smaller area, which is great for urban gardens or those with limited growing space.


Companion planting is a smart way to increase the yield of your vegetable garden. Some plants are particularly beneficial to one another, so it makes sense to group these plants together in your garden.

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