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Questions to ask when planning your garden

Planters with a Purpose, the new Mathews community gardening group, suggests now is the time to start thinking about what you want in your garden spaces.

With some days recently reaching into the 60s, spring can’t arrive too soon for gardening enthusiasts, a release stated. Before getting started this year, and to get the most out of your effort, consider the following questions:

—How much time can you spend gardening? Plants require regular care, so be realistic about how much time you’ll be willing to spend weeding, watering, and so on.

—How much space and sunlight do you have available for gardening? Determine whether you’re gardening in the ground, raised beds, or in containers, how much sunlight the area receives each day, and whether the area offers any shade.

—What types of plants are you most excited to grow? Many of us are interested in giving our yards a makeover with perennials and annuals. Determine what you like, and that will guide the rest of your decisions....

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