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Daily Newsletter for Friday, January 20, 2017
Dear Almanac readers,
Many readers ask us what to plant where. If you're going to grow a garden this year, the right layout makes all the difference.
Toward that goal, we share some advice and free garden designs in this issue of the Companion. For more experienced gardeners, we strongly advise rotating those crops when needed. Watch our video that makes crop rotation simple.
A reminder: Today is Inauguration Day in the United States, with the swearing in of the new president at noon. What book do presidents put their hand on for the oath of office? We answer that question—and many more—in the article below.
Your Almanac Editors
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–Benjamin Franklin (1706–90)
How to Lay Out a Vegetable Garden
Learn how to lay out a vegetable garden for your space and the plants you want to grow—from super-fresh lettuce to juicy tomatoes. In this video, we discuss the benefits different styles of garden beds. We’ll also demonstrate how to position your vegetables for a better harvest.
Over 20 Vegetable Garden Layout Ideas
Here are over 20 FREE garden plans for you to look at and take inspiration from—including backyard gardens, square-foot gardens, raised bed gardens, kitchen gardens, flower gardens, dry gardens, and more!
Crop Rotation: How to Rotate Your Vegetable Crops
Crop rotation is key to a successful vegetable garden after the first year. It’s important to grow vegetables in different areas of your garden each year to keep them healthy and combat pests! Learn about crop rotation in the video above.