Spring garden planning

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. Springtime is upon us and it's got lots of people ready to start working on their outdoor gardens.

Experts say since the Grand Valley is prone to dryer soil conditions, it's best to work your soil beore beginning any serious planting.

Leafy vegetables like spinach and lettuce fare well in these cooler conditions, along with roots like carrots and potatoes.

"If you really are going for it, especially the bigger you go, it can save you a tremendous amount of money on your grocery bills," says the owner of Bookcliff Garden, Dennis Hill.

On top of saving you money at the store, starting a garden is a great way to get the kids outdoors and active in a family project.

Having a vegetable gardens helps children see the entire process of food growing from start to finish and encourages healthier eating habits.

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