Asked on May 9, 2017

I am wondering what is the best source for a beginning gardener?

Nancy TurnerCharlotteDORLIS


We have moved to the country and I would love to try gardening...but I have NO idea where to start! Help
11 answers
  • Judy
    on May 9, 2017

    Internet is full of ideas...pinterest is a great way of learning...join my page...lots of gardening and do it yourself stuff....and more
  • Nancy Gramm
    on May 9, 2017

    Take a Master Gardener class. You'll become part of a network of both beginning and experienced gardeners. Best way to learn, IMHO.
  • Colleen Sturma Reynolds
    on May 9, 2017

    I am guessing you are talking about vegetable might want to start with a small raised garden, or there are hay bale gardens and of course planters. But I would definitely start small, they can be a lot of work. If planting in just the soil, you would want to till up the soil. Depending on your soil, you may need to add something like Promix and till it up into your soil to enrich it. You can put newspapers down around your plants to help keep the weeds down. You may also want to google it as some plants don't like to be planted by others.
  • Jan Clark
    on May 9, 2017

    Since you are in MI, my first stop would be to a bookstore to find out if there is material you can read for your specific state. Then, I would become good friends with a local nursery. They know what the soil and seasons are like for the best results. If they didn't, they wouldn't be in business very long!
  • Bulldog
    on May 9, 2017

    Go to your local nursery they will help you know what to plant where and when to plant in your area
  • Janet Pizaro
    on May 9, 2017

    What would you like to learn first?
  • C. D. Scallan
    on May 9, 2017

    Check out the local library . I'm betting you can find a few books with a wealth of information about your specific needs .
  • Elaine Ewald Kohler
    on May 9, 2017

    many nurseries have classes in the spring on this. check out what they have to offer. some charge a small fee and many are free.
    on May 9, 2017

    I would first start with organic, not gmo seeds. Burpee is one source. What kind of soil do you have, clay, rocky, open area or fairly wooded? If you have clay or rocky, you first have to remove amost of the rocks and amend the soil with compost . From there, you might want to contact the county extension to test the soil. They can tell you what else you need and if you are lucky you won't need anything. You will need to take them a soil sample fro testing. Find a place with lots of sun.
  • Charlotte
    on May 9, 2017

    If you lived close to me, I would let you borrow some books from my vegetable, flowering, plants gardening books. I love books so I am continually buying books, books, and more books.
  • Nancy Turner
    on May 9, 2017

    First decide what you are planning to plant, flowers, veggies, herbs, and where you would like to have gardens on your land. I agree with starting small, you can always expand as you figure out what you can handle caring for. Before you do research you will then know what to look for.
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