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Tips for Planting Your First Garden

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Knowing how to prepare the soil, as well as, properly plant and water seedlings, will help make your garden a success. This guide contains tips for planting your first garden.
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March 3, 2010

I plan on having a garden this year. I could use tips, and help about what I need, and how to do it. Anything would help. Thank you.

By Shane from NC

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December 2, 20090 found this helpful
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You need to call your county Extension office. Ask them to send you all info on gardening in your area. It's free, you may also search online for info and on this site, thriftyfun. Good luck.

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March 3, 20100 found this helpful
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We made a 30x20 foot raised bed garden in our back yard with plastic and cement blocks. You do not have to remove grass. Put down plastic or a thick layer of newspapers, and place cement blocks on top around the edge of the space. Then, fill it with composted manure. You have a garden without weeds or grass for years. Add more compost as needed every year. I get manure from Lowe's in 40 pound bags, I have a garden all the year, I also make flower beds the same way.also call your County agent ask for info on gardening,it's free, Good luck.

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March 5, 20100 found this helpful
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One of the easiest ways to garden is using the square foot gardening method. There are books available (check your local library), but the basics are: take two 2 foot x 4 foot untreated boards (either 6 inches or 8 inches) and cut them in half. Nail or screw the boards together to make a 4 x 4 foot bed. Fill the bed with good topsoil/compost mix. You can dig under the bed before filling. If you take nails and nail them on the exterior 1 inch apart and run twine to make 16 beds, you have an easy way to plant. Even small children can reach across the sections and love to have their own small garden plots. You will be cutting down on weeds and you can reap a great harvest in a small space. Use as many beds as you like....one with vegetables, one with flowers, one with herbs, etc. Good luck and happy growing.

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January 9, 2012

I just bought a house and can't wait to dig up the yard. I need some garden tips, as well as, any spare seeds to get me going. Any advise on a good gardening book? Thanks!

By skye5388 from Rome, NY

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January 9, 20120 found this helpful

Do a google search on gardening for your state and you'll probably find a list of books specifically for your state. I know Neil Sperry has one for gardening in Texas. Not just times of year for planting but other tips as well. I may have misspelled his name and I don't know if he has books on other states.

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January 12, 20120 found this helpful

Thank you!

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