Gardening Tips for Beginners: 3 Growing Mistakes to Avoid (Video)

Reader Contribution by Shelley Stonebrook
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There are three common mistakes that many beginning gardeners will make at some point when planning and planting a vegetable garden. Overcrowding, ignoring nature, and planting everything at the same time are all sure-fire routes to a less-than-optimal harvest.

Our video will show you how to plan a garden successfully and avoid these gardening mistakes to save yourself some hard work and heartache. This year, get your vegetable garden off to a great start!

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Shelley Stonebrook is MOTHER EARTH NEWS magazine’s main gardening editor. She’s passionate about growing healthy, sustainable food and also runs Stonegrass Farms Soap Co. in her spare time. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.