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Gardening for Beginners
#1 – Decide What You’d Like to Grow in Your Home Garden
Start with a Plant Wish List
Figure out the length of your growing season.
Do you want enough produce for fresh eating only or some to preserve?
How much space do you have to grow?
#2 – Choosing the Right Location for your Garden
Start with the Sun
Is the Spot Easy to Access?
How’s the Soil and Microclimate?
#3 – Plan Your Garden Beds
Garden Bed Size and Shape
Should I use raised beds?
#4 - Invest in basic garden tools
Quality Matters (8:18)
Garden Hoe and Scuffle Hoe
Dirt rake and leaf rake
Garden Shovel or D Handle Shovel
Garden Fork and Pitchfork
#5 – Test Your Soil
Sand, Clay, or Loam?
pH - Acidic, Alkaline, or Neutral
#6 – Prepare the Soil
Nutrients to Add to Any Garden
#7 - Choose the Right Seeds or Transplants
My Favorite Seed Sources
Which Seeds need to be Started Inside and Which Can Be Direct Seeded? (6:09)
#8 – Plant with Care
When to Plant (18:07)
What Does “Harden” Your Plants Mean?
Plant Families in the Vegetable Garden
Plant Spacing and Seed Depth (12:58)
#9 – Nurture Your Garden
Coping with Cold Weather
Coping with Too Much Rain
Coping with Drought
#10 – Enjoy your Harvest
What to Look for in Quality Produce
How Often Do I Need to Harvest?
Processing for Nutrition
Gardening is Food for the Mind as Well as the Body
Which Seeds need to be Started Inside and Which Can Be Direct Seeded?
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