Select a sunny spot that gets at least six to eight hours of sun each day.
Soil is the foundation for a great garden. It should be rich and loamy, with good drainage.
Amend as necessary: add pine bark to clay soil to improve drainage; and peat to sandy soil to improve water retention.
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Grow vegetables you enjoy eating and cooking with, or try a few new varieties and experiment.
Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable for home gardeners. Remember to plant them deep and provide plenty of room to grow.
Water & Fertilizer
Water needs vary for vegetable plants, but most require at least one inch of water every week, either from rain or supplemental watering. A rain gauge is a great tool to measure water amounts.
Fertilize at the time of planting with a slow-release fertilizer, such as Osmocote,, and then regularly every 10 days to two weeks with a water soluble formula, such as English Gardens Bloom Booster.
Keep the vegetable garden free of weeds, which compete with plants for water and nutrients.
A layer of mulch two to four inches between the rows can help prevent weeds and conserve moisture.
Shop Local This Christmas
November 21, 2018
It’s a great season to shop local and support your neighborhood businesses. Founded in 1954, English Gardens is a Michigan family business with five locations in Metro Detroit. We’ve been the destination for Christmas decorations and gifts for nearly 65...
English Gardens Customers Donate 590 trees to Trees for Troops program
December 10, 2018
Thank you to our customers who have helped us donate 590 fresh-cut Christmas Trees to military troops and their families as part of the Trees for Troops program.
Since 2012, English Gardnes has partnered with Christmas SPIRIT Foundation and FedEx to provide...