Kids’ Valley Garden

Preparing Your Rows

  • Refer to your Garden Plan and count how many rows you are going to need.
  • You will need to make some row markers, one for each end of the row.
  • For example: if you have 10 rows, you'll need 20 markers. row markers
  • You can use clean margarine tubs or old window blinds cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) wide strips about 6 inches (15 cm) long.
  • Use a permanent marker to write the name and variety of each plant. Make two for each row, one for each end.
  • Take all your labels, a tape measure or yardstick, and your Garden Plan out to the garden.
  • Lay the measuring tape along one edge of your garden plot and use your garden plan to mark off where each row begins.
  • Push the correct row marker 2.5 inches (6.35 cm) into the soil where each row begins.
  • Leave enough space between the rows to walk between your adult plants.
  • Use a piece of twine pulled taut along the row to keep your lines straight from the front to the back of the garden.
  • Don't forget the row markers at the bottom of each row.
  • Now you are ready to plant your seeds and seedlings.

planning planting


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