As a beginner what's the easy way to start backyard garden?

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  • Deborah Coyner Petch Deborah Coyner Petch on Jun 20, 2017
    Containers! Get a large pot or 2, fill with a good brand of garden soil (not potting soil, it is too lightweight and plants may fall over). Start with veggies that you love and plant just a few the first year. One advantage of containers is that they are easier to keep weed free.

  • JoAnn JoAnn on Jun 20, 2017
    Raised beds

  • Donna Davey Donna Davey on Jun 20, 2017
    Lasagna garden. Lay newspaper, or cardboard, wet it throughly, put dirt on top and plant

  • Nancy Eaton McEwen Nancy Eaton McEwen on Jun 20, 2017
    I like raised beds or container gardens. Start with simple items like tomatoes and cucumbers/peppers and go from there.

  • Barbara Baldwin Barbara Baldwin on Jun 20, 2017
    Read read read. Rototiller, garden rake, compost. Plant radishes first. If they thrive, your soil is good. Think small in the beginning. Get a feel for it. If you enjoy it, next year you will know what to do. If the mag, Organic Gardener, is still around, read it during the winter months for ideas, but, above all else, remember this: NO CHEMICALS....EVER!

  • Paula Paula on Jun 20, 2017
    Container are practical and best of all can be rotated as needed... or moved from location to location. If you really want to be practica, google the ten veggies that can be easily "recycled" from your market shopping list. I have a salad pot.

  • Billie Sue Patrick Billie Sue Patrick on Jun 20, 2017