Friday, March 19, 2010

You’re First Garden

Deciding What to Grow

It's best to start small with your first garden. Many gardeners get a little too excited at the beginning of the season and plant more than they need -- and end up with wasting food and feeling overwhelmed by their garden.

So first, take a look at how much your family will eat. Keep in mind that vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers, and squash keep providing throughout the season -- so you may not need many to serve your needs. Other vegetables, such as carrots, radishes, and corn produce only once. You may need to plant more of these.

Determining How Much Space You Need

Once you know what you want to plant, you can figure out how much space your garden will need.

Keep in mind that you don't need a large space to begin a vegetable garden. If you choose to grow in containers, you don't even need a yard -- a deck or balcony may provide plenty of space.

In fact, a well-tended 10-x-10-foot garden will usually produce more than a weed-filled or disease-ridden 25-x-50-foot bed.


  1. I fully agree with your analysis. my first garden was small and simple. As time goes by and you get more experience, a larger garden will be much easier to handle. Keep up the great work with your blog articles on gardening.

  2. Ahh.. this sounds like a good lookout for one's first step to gardening. :D

  3. Its time to grow now, you should do seeding now don't be late in decision. do it fast.
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