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starting a vegetable garden

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I am totally new to gardening. I have a big south easterly garden and would like to allocate a reasonable amount of space for growing vegetables - help! Where should I locate the plot and what is the best veg to start with?



Hi Sue
The sunnier the better. Easy stuff to start with are onions, chives, strawberries, peas and beans. Herbs are good because many are permanent. If , like me , you are going to be organic slugs and snails can be a problem- you have to get crafty. The main thing is don't try too much too soon and enjoy it! "Square foot gardening" is something I have been trying- there are a few members on this site doing it and you can get information on the web.
Best wishes, Mike

25 Jun, 2008


getting started can seem over whelming and square foot gardening works well for me. All of mine are in boxes on my patio and this year I have increased my space to 38 square feet, last year I had just 9 sq. feet. Your climate is very different of course but i found lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and basil very easy to grow, I have some pics on here from last month, if you want a look.

25 Jun, 2008

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