Vegetable gardens are a great way to have fresh produce at your fingertips no matter if you live in an apartment or a house. You can start small with an herb garden, or add a few more plants by growing tomatoes, cucumbers, radishes, lettuce, carrots, and much more!

However, July and August can be the hottest months of the year in Vancouver and your garden will certainly feel the heat. Although there is plenty of rainfall throughout the rest of the year, the dry summer months can lead to watering restrictions for your lawn and garden. With this in mind, you may wonder how you will keep your vegetable garden healthy and your crops fruitful.

Weather in any season can be difficult to predict. Although you can account for drier, hotter weather in the summer, there are other ways to best prepare your vegetable garden to stay healthy. Rotate your crops, use proper irrigation techniques, make sure you are checking your vegetables for rot and bug damage, and use organic fertilizers or compost if possible.

For more tips and tricks on How to Help Grow Your Veggie Garden, check out this helpful article from the Edmund Sun.

And remember, one of the best ways to keep your garden healthy year round, is to take care of the soil even after the growing season has ended.