Organic gardener, Aaron von Frank of Tyrant Farms, recommends thinking about the following when planning your home garden.
Understand what conditions your plants need – sunlight, rainfall, humidity, etc. – and compare that to what your region’s climate provides.
Are you trying to save money? Is this a hobby? Are you trying to educate your kids? “Depending on what you’re trying to do, it’ll redirect your efforts and resources,” says von Frank.
Grow your garden without shrinking your wallet. Think about how much money you're willing to spend on your home garden.
Perennial plants like peach trees can take years to produce abundantly. If you want food in a few months, grow annual plants.
Only buy seeds you plan to use. The seeds we buy are the same seeds farmers use to make a living.
Consider buying seedlings from farms holding plant sales.
You can always join a CSA, which stands for community-supported agriculture.