I want a garden help!!!

@TriciaW (2441)
United States
March 19, 2008 7:54pm CST
OK so I have never really been a gardener. My mom always had one and I would pick things for her when I was young. Behind our house on our land we let a man in town grow sweet corn so we got all the corn on the cob we wanted it was great. I want a real garden of my own this year. Where do I start? How much space do I need? What is good to grow that I won't kill to easily? When do I till up the area? I like potatoes, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, peas, green beans and lettuce. My family wants tomatoes and strawberries. So help me please what do I do?
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@sunshine4 (8708)
• United States
20 Mar 08
We have a very small garden, so I can't really give you a ton of advice. As far as the lettuce goes, it grows really easy, but it a pain in the neck to clean! I grew lettuce for 2 yrs and then decided it wasn't worth the trouble of cleaning it! Strawberries will take over, so make sure that you make it's own patch for the strawberries. I believe that they grow the berries after 2 yrs. We planted our last year and no berries, but were told they will come after 2 yrs. The plants spread like crazy. Good luck on your garden. It is always such a great feeling to go out and pick the food that you are cooking!
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@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
20 Mar 08
Hi there... We have vege gardens, fruit trees, a cactus and rock garden, and rose gardens around our yard. With the vege garden all we did was clear out a site, and went and got some top soil, from a friends back yard, we then kept turning it over with manure for a week and then decided to plant potatos, turnip top, silver beet, lettuce, celery and bok choi the following week, and our harvest was excellent, the next season we tried other veges, which was also a success... I think when you do all the prep work before planting, composting, mixing manure with the top soil in the garden, your veges or what ever you plan to plant for that season turns out great, awsome harvest... Mind you though, Im from new zealand our climates considered cold to some parts of the world... I no hard core gardener or anything like it, this is something I tried on my own accord, I did get some tips from a library book, grow your own and a grand mother and a mother inlaw who are successful gardeners... This might be of some help, all the best with your garden... Check this site: http://www.gardenguides.com/how-to/tipstechniques/vegetables/veggie.asp
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