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5 Tips for the First Time Vegetable Gardener

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Dreaming about growing some of your own vegetables this year? Even though it may be snowing outside, there are some things that you can be doing right now to get ready. Our 5 tips will help you get started.

To see more: http://cottageatthecrossroads.com/5-tips-for-first-time-vegetable-gardeners/

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  • Douglas Hunt
    Douglas Hunt New Smyrna Beach, FL

    Getting a soil sample is always my first bit of advice for anyone starting a garden.

    • Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads

      @Douglas Hunt Yes, it's all about the soil! So many first time gardeners don't realize this. We were there once! :)

  • Brenda Barton
    Brenda Barton Royse City, TX

    I want to try a raised garden bed, a small one of coarse. I was just going to buy the soil needed to plant a few items. My arthritis want allow me to do very much. Your garden looks very good, Jane

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer Lafayette, LA

    For a raised garden what type of soil would be best? Also, do I want to put a barrier between my yard soil and the raised bed soil?

    • Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads

      @Jennifer We put a layer of cardboard in the bottom of the first few beds that we constructed, but later we stopped doing that because ours were going on recently tilled soil. I think it would depend how the soil you were placing it on had been

  • Jim G
    Jim G Suffolk, VA

    Hi, Zone 7 (southern VA) and going into fall (28Aug), are there any veggies that can still grow between now and mid-Oct? temps here in mid-Oct are usually still pretty decent. (60s/70s degrees)

    • Jim G
      Jim G Suffolk, VA

      @Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads Thank you Jane! So Carrots are good and I'll search where I can broccoli replants..... and I see you show lettuce. I have 2 raised garden beds (4x6 and 4x7), one had Cukes that this year TOOK OFF then looked like

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