Vegetable Gardens Washington DC

See below for local garden supply stores in Washington, DC that provide access to vegetable seeds, warm season vegetables, and raised vegetable beds, as well as advice and content on home vegetable garden layouts, growing seasons, plant rotation, and drip water systems.

Johnson's Florist & Garden Centers - Washington
(202) 244-6100
4200 Wisconsin Avenue
Washington, DC
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Ferns, Florist, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Lawn Care Services, Mulch, Ornamental Grasses, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Portable Irrigation Systems, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees, Vines, Wire Services

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Purple Mountain Organics
(877) 538-9901
7120 Carroll Ave.
Takoma Park, MD

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The Apple House & Garden Center
(703) 998-9077
1721 North Braddock Road
Alexandria, VA
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Annuals, Bulbs, Chemicals, Crop Protection, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Mulch, Perennials, Pest Control Supplies, Plants, Roses, Seeds, Shrubs, Trees

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Blue Iris
(240) 603-9239
2225 Washington Ave
Silver Spring, MD
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Groundcovers, Perennials, Plants, Shrubs, Trees

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Greenbelt Kmart
(301) 552-4990
8829 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, MD
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Vegetables

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Natural Resources Design, Inc.
(202) 489-6214
402 Boyd Avenue
Takoma Park, MD

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American Plant Food Company
(301) 656-3311
5258 River Road
Bethesda, MD
Products / Services
Annuals, Aquatics, Bird Feeders, Bird Houses / Nest Boxes, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Consulting Services, Crop Protection, Ferns, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Groundcovers, Hand Tools, Hardscape Supplies, Herbs, Horticulture Companies, Houseplants, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Consulting, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Maintenance, Landscape Maintenance / Services, Landscape S…

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Hyattsville Kmart
(301) 853-3102
6411 Riggs Road
Hyattsville, MD
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Vegetables

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Campbell & Ferrara Nurseries
(703) 354-6724
6651 Little River Turnpike
Alexandria, VA
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Annuals, Aquatics, Bulbs, Business Services, Chemicals, Conifers / Evergreens, Crop Protection, Fencing / Gates, Furniture / Structures, Garden Center Marketing, Garden Centers / Nurseries, Garden Ornaments, Gardening Supplies, Grills, Groundcovers, Horticulture Companies, Industry Supplies & Services, Irrigation Supplies, Landscape Architects, Landscape Contractors, Landscape Design, Landscape Supplies, Landscaping Services, Lighting Services, Mulch, Mulch Installation, Nursery Supplies, Out…

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Nalls Produce Inc.
(703) 971-4068
7310 Beulah St.
Franconia, VA
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Annuals, Arrangement Accessories, Bulbs, Cedar Mulch, Ceramic, Terra Cotta & Stone Containers, Chemicals, Christmas Accessories, Christmas Greens, Christmas Tree Stands, Christmas Trees, Christmas Trees - Cut, Christmas Trees - Live B&B, Colored Mulch, Conifers / Evergreens, Containers, Containers - Decorative, Crop Protection, Cut Branches, Decorative Planters & Urns, Equipment, Nursery, Erosion & Sediment Control Supplies, Fall Decorations, Ferns, Fertilizers, Flower Seed, Fountains - Decor…

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Vegetable Gardens | Grow your own vegetables

Grow your own vegetables

Imagine enjoying bushels of delicious produce picked at the peak of ripeness without the expense or hassle of visiting the grocery store, farmer's market or produce stand. You may be surprised to find out that growing a vegetable garden is actually a simple process. In this guide, we'll give you the scoop on the basic steps involved in creating home vegetable gardens.

Before You Begin

Before starting your garden, look over your backyard and select a spot that gets ample direct sunlight and has good, soft soil. In addition, take the time to measure the size of your plot. Don't be overly ambitious – even a small 3x3 garden plot or raised bed can produce ample veggies.

Next, select your vegetables, considering your climate, frosts, soil type and light conditions. If you're looking to start seasonal plots, such as fall vegetable gardens, make sure you investigate which plants will grow best during your chosen time of year. Finally, make a list of the growing supplies you will need, including soil, fertilizers, vegetable seeds and other materials.

Planting and Preparing Vegetable Gardens

Before planting your vegetable garden, make sure to aerate your soil and add fertilizer and any soil conditioners you need. Then, find out how deep to plant the seeds – some will be sprinkled lightly over the surface, while others are deeply buried. If you are working with seedlings, your task is easier, because you'll just seat them in the soil the same way you might repot a houseplant.

Growing vegetable gardens requires you to organize your seeds or seedlings in neat rows or clusters and mark each one with a plant stake. Some people choose to cut off part of the seed label and affix it to the stake with waterproof tape. This is a great way to ensure that you'll always have the proper information about your plants handy.

Maintaining and Harvesting

Backyard vegetable gardens are simple to maintain. Most people water once or twice a day, o...

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