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Beginning garden.

This next summer I want to start a veggie garden what steps should I be taking this year to get the ground ready?

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Asked by malexander2009 at 4:07 PM on May. 29, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • That depends on whether you want to plant in rows, in the ground ... do square foot gardening ... or raised beds. Each one needs something different to get everything ready. To plant in the ground you need to till (should go 18 inches) and work in good compost, some fertilizer ~ and that is after removing the sod. Square foot gardening requires small frames and a soil mix. Raised beds require the boxes, a soil mix, some gravel at the bottom for drainage, etc.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 4:30 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Assuming you have the garden space figured out, you need to prepare the soil. If you're taking lawn space, lay down a thick layer of newspaper and pin it down to block light and growth. To prepare the soil, till it and mix in manure or a dark compost. You can also make some compost by putting food scraps, grass clipping, and some food paper products in a bin and mix it. You can also purchase some worms to jump start the process.

    Then figure out what you want to grow-- do you have enough sun? Do you have the space? Have fun!!

    Answer by Busimommi at 4:40 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • if it was me i'll start a compost bin to make the soil healthy.

    Answer by sodapple at 9:12 PM on May. 29, 2011


    Answer by RACINGMANIA at 9:50 PM on May. 29, 2011

  • Till it well and use compost. The more weeds you get rid of now the easier it will be to keep up with everything next year.

    Answer by aj23 at 1:10 AM on May. 30, 2011

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