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onions55

Rookie Gardening.

Hey everybody, I'm new to the gardening scene, but I love vegetables. I'm really looking for as much advice as I can get. I have a 10x20 piece of land that my buddy tilled for me. What should I plant that I might be able to handle, and how should I take care of it. Any advice is good advice. Thanks!

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burpee

Re: Rookie Gardening.

 

First you want to add some organic matter like compost or peatmoss. This will help lighten the soil and make it easier for the plants to grow.

Directly sow seeds in the garden.

Cool season crops, when the temperature remains below 85 degrees  plant early spring.

Loose leaf lettuce

Beet

Radishes

Warm season

Directly sow in the garden plant after the temperature remains above 55 degrees

Bush Beans

Cucumbers

Zucchini

Buy transplants for the following

Tomatoes (They will need some kind of cage to keep them  upright) only two or three

Green Peppers only two or three

Herb plants  of Basil, parsley and chives would be easy.

Plant the tallest plants in the back.

Plant per packet instructions.

Water the plants when the soil is feels dry, fertilize with an all purpose granular fertilizer.

 There are some great videos on Burpee.com about growing vegetables.

Here is one on seed starting.

 

2012-06-08T09:02:09.000Z

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gardenmama

Re: Rookie Gardening.

If you're going to grow tomatoes, make sure you grow cherry tomatoes for snacking in the garden. It's a great treat while you're tending the rest of your veggies.

2012-06-11T14:20:39.000Z

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