Michigan Farm Bureau members grow all kinds of things every season. And not all of them have diesel-fired tractors, combines or fields measured in acres.
MFB members (even those who make their living growing corn, beans and apples) love their gardens. There’s just something special about home-grown produce. If you’ve never tried your hand at growing your own food, now is the perfect time to start.
Michigan State University Extension program offers an array of free resources that can get you started on the right path.
Extension’s Smart Gardening resources provide tips and tactics that will help you to get your first-ever garden off to a successful start. And, no, you don’t need a ton of space to do it. Container gardening is a popular option and allows you to grow flowers, fruits and vegetables in ultra-small spaces.
From choosing a location to preparing the soil to planting and maintaining to pest management, the Smart Gardening content covers just about everything you’ll need. Check it out here: https://www.canr.msu.edu/vegetable_gardening/