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A Beginner's Guide to Fruit and Vegetable Gardening

How to Start an Edible Garden


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  • Good information for spring.
  • For it was not into my ear you whispered,
    but into my heart.
    It was not my lips you kissed,
    but my soul.
    - Judy Garland
  • Great article! I've started gardening 3 years ago and it was totally worth it.
  • It's never too late to make a healthy choice.
  • Dearly Beloved has just put the last bean plant in the ground-we buy transplants as the cats will not leave the seed pellets alone. We have beans, tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, kale, and lots of herbs, all in pots. Works great!
  • I love heirloom tomatoes and they are so expensive at the store. I was recently told that they do really well in containers so next year, I just might have to see if I can grown one heirloom tomato plant. More than that would be way too many tomatoes for just 2 people (and hubby doesn't eat that many tomatoes so most of them would be consumed by me.)
    It's fun to garden, but doesn't make it cheaper, water costs a lot, soil amendments, etc. Average person, it's for fun. Taste isn't that much better, truth be told. It's ok if you have time in summer to show kids.
  • I love to grow my salad ingredients.
  • TANVIR71
    If you want to eat fresh vegetable starting a vegetable garden at home is a good idea. This is also helping to save your money. For this you need to some fertile soil and a few plants. But to be a really successful vegetable gardener you will need to understand what conditions take to keep your plants healthy and vigorous.
  • Hi Jenny - my 11 year old son is also called Augustine. My daughter is called Magdalen - Augustine is not a common name and I love it - obviously you do too
  • Been gardening for 40 years and love it. However, I do a lot of canning and freezing all summer long that way I have my fruits and vegetables all year long and I know what's in my food. If your a beginner start small until your familiar with what your growing. Just to tell you a story I work in a garden center that is mostly vegetables and flowers plus landscaping. We also do contract work for a very large pick your own produce farm. We had one tray left of watermelon plants from this farmer so we were told to take what we wanted. Seeing I had the most room and garden they gave me a lot. For some reason they grew like weeds and had 35 pound watermelons and a half acre of them. Needless to say we gave so many away people did not want them. They were so good I wish I had one now. There are so many stories I could tell about my gardening but what fun would that be you need to create your own garden and stories

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