Getting started is easier than you think. Follow these steps, and you’ll be harvesting in weeks
Photo by Thomas J. Story
Choose a spot that you can reach with your hose and gets at least six hours of sun a day. Sketch a plan, taking into account how large everything will be when fully grown—don’t jam the plants too close together—or follow our layout for a 4- by 8-foot bed, below. Then go buy your seedlings and enough bagged compost to spread a 6-inch-deep layer—we used 16 cubic feet.