What sites or magazines can help me with planting my first garden?


Asked by truetigress at 3:56 PM on Feb. 19, 2009 in Home & Garden

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  • I like the Organic Gardening Magazine website. They have some neat little tips. I can't wait to start, either. Nothing in the world like stuff you grow yourself. :)

    Answer by heathermarie32 at 4:00 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

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  • I really like www.gurneys.com , for my veggie seeds. My advice to you is go to the library and do your research , it is the best way to learn. You can find all kinds of ideas and advice. But first and foremost find out where your planting zone is, you'll find that on gurneys too. Some seeds grow better in other climates. If you are in a really wet area or really dry area, you can plant accordingly.Also things like ,tomatoes love carrots is very true, so you have an advantage planting them beside each other. When I planted my first veggie garden I just soaked up every book I could find. With gurney's seeds I have an 85% germination rate. Hope that helps..

    Answer by JoMee at 8:59 PM on Feb. 19, 2009

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  • I have been gardening for more than 20 years but, this past summer my family and I did it a bit different and are SO happy we did. We put in a layered or "lasagna" garden. The LA Times newspaper ran an article( June 08?) about this method and I researched it at the library. The basic formula: layers of newspaper, alfalfa hay, straw, again alfalfa hay, straw; between each layer (after first layer of alfalfa) bone & blood meal (for each layer 4 lbs of each?) then after these layers 4 inches planting soil or compost if you have it.
    One thing to know, the bone & blood meal will make this bed hot, so you should do your layers water it well & keep it moist for about a week before you plant anything. We didnt do this and our little transplants didnt like it. I live in Southern coastal Cal so we have had the garden since starting last summer, the soil is amazing! The best part is NO digging just layering! You wont be sorry.

    Answer by A.stephens at 11:18 AM on Feb. 20, 2009

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  • Motherearthnews.com

    Answer by Sarasmoonflower at 4:44 PM on Jul. 18, 2009

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