Gardening: Tips and tricks for vegetable gardens

Nancy Szerlag
Special to The Detroit News

It’s been several years since I planted an in-ground vegetable garden, so I’ve spent the past few weeks brushing up on how-to tips and techniques. Having spent several decades working as a freelance garden writer, I have an extensive library of gardening books, so I decided to revisit one of the all-time best-selling series, "Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space," by Mel Bartholomew (Cool Springs Press).