This great video explains how to pick the best spot for your vegetable garden.
You’ll need to find a spot that gets at least a full 8 hours of sun per day for a successful vegetable garden. Without enough sun, your vegetables just won’t do well.
Doug also points out that the slope is another thing to think about. It’s best to have a flat area, because it’s difficult to keep a steep slope watered well.
You’ll want to study your yard to find the sunniest spot. If you don’t have time to hang around and take note, try using something like the Sun Stick, a special device that measures how much sunlight a particular area gets over the course of a day.