Can I start my garden now? Absolutely! Now is the best time to jump start your garden. Pick a spot that gets 8 to 10 hours of sunlight a day. And don’t forget about the water. Your garden needs water to grow, approximately one to two inches a week and unless you feel the need to drag gallons of water make sure you have a hose that can reach.
Think outside the box. Notice that my garden is on the outside of the fence. Consider building a raised bed or maybe make vegetables a part of your flower bed. There are no rules as long as the spot gets plenty of sunlight and moisture you can be successful.
One last important reminder: CALL YOUR UTILITY COMPANY! In Illinois it is callled Julie. A free service that comes to your house to locate all underground lines.