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How to Start a Garden: Especially if you’re in Zone 3 or Zone 2

How to Start a Garden

Are you new to gardening, and not sure how to start? This list of resources will help you pick the type of garden you want to start, and avoid some of the mistakes that new gardeners make.

I personally garden in zone 2/zone 3 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, with a short growing season of 90-110 days. While my advice should be general enough to work for most zones, it is best suited to those who live in a climate and growing zone similar to mine.

That said, there's advice on seed starting, traditional gardens, small space gardening, weeding, and the easiest vegetables and flowers to plant if you're just starting out.

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Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

P.S. First time gardener? You'll want to download the quick start gardening guide below!