Get Started

Step 1

Sign up for an account on the forum to connect with fellow gardeners. This is the place where you can ask questions and get answers for your gardening questions. Also consider liking our page on facebook to connect with other and keep up with the challenge.

Step 2

Grab a badge for your blog if you have one. We’ll be adding a list of everyone taking the challenge. Consider posting a garden update every week or two on your blog, we’d love to see how it’s going for you.

Step 3

Get your seeds. We are using the Rainbow Kitchen Garden Collection from Renee’s Garden for our 5×5 Challenge. If you don’t want to buy this collection buy the vegetables from another source (we’re growing: zucchini, tomatoes, scallions, lettuce, beans, marigold, basil). If you don’t want to grow these specific vegetables, choose ones that that you want to grow. Our challenge will focus on these veggies, so the to-do lists might not always apply to you if you’re growing different things.

Step 4

Check in over on Chiot’s Run every Wednesday for the 5×5 Challenge Update. We’ll cover everything you need to do to get your garden started and keep it growing all summer. Check the forums as well, we’ll be getting mentors for different regions that can help answer your gardening questions. We also encourage you to post an update on your blog every Wednesday and link to it in the comment section.