Seven steps to your very own veggies

Talmage Farm Agway nursery manager Sherry Brezinski with some of the vegetable and herb seedlings in the store. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

Talmage Farm Agway nursery manager Sherry Brezinski with some of the vegetable and herb seedlings in the store. (Credit: Barbaraellen Koch)

The North Fork is renowned for its sprawling farms and beautiful wineries. But how about its old-fashioned backyard gardens?

With a little effort and some helpful advice, anyone can grow their own vegetables — yes, anyone.

“Don’t sweat the small stuff,” said Sherry Brezinski, nursery manager at Talmage Farm Agway in Riverhead. “It’s relatively easy.”

Just how easy? Read on as Ms. Brezinski and Renato Stafford of HomeGrown Organic in Peconic share their tips for growing a vegetable garden you and your family will love.