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Start your own garden!

Cape Cod farmers offer 10 tips to help you get started

Coonamessett Farm

Imagine it’s a late summer afternoon. Outside, a garden in the backyard overflows with ripe tomatoes, fragrant basil, bountiful salad greens and zucchini. With a basket in hand, it’s a simple and gratifying task to meander through the garden to pick a few lush vegetables for the night’s dinner.

For many, such a vision is the inspiration behind creating a home garden. Those in the know say working in the dirt, getting some fresh air outdoors, and growing one’s own food are just a few of the benefits of having your own garden. If you’re willing to put in a little sweat equity, a bountiful garden may be your reward.

Ready to start putting down roots? For this article, CAPE COD LIFE asked three local farmers to share some tips for getting your home garden growing.

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