I have no experience to put fresh, homegrown food on the table. How can I grow vegetables in my garden?

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Lard Ass answered

It's really not difficult, first come up with the vegetables you would like to grow. Tomatoes, green peppers, green beans, zucchini, cucumbers or whatever you want, those listed are not terribly hard to grow. If you're putting them in the ground, you must till up the soil to make it easier to plant and aerate the soil. For tomatoes, and peppers, purchase some plants from your local nursery, plant them fairly deep, so they keep their strength as they grow, pile the soil in a mound around the stalk and mulch each one with hay or straw to keep down the chance of blight. For zucchini and cucumbers, make a large mound of soil, flatten the top of the mound some, and place seeds on top if the mound and lightly cover with soil until you can't see the seeds. Beans, make a row in the soil, put holes in the ground about an inch apart and an inch or so deep, put 3-4 beans in one hole and cover them up. Water everything really well, and soon you'll have plants and vegetables! Good luck!

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Yo Kass answered

This is a great idea, and something I'd really like to do too. As soon as the weather gets a little warmer, I plan to have a dig around in the garden and plant some vegetables.

There are a lot of good resources for learning how to look after your vegetables, I'll include a few links I've found useful below.

Here's a quick list of tips I also found very helpful:

  • Pick which vegetables to grow based on the space you have available.
  • Look into how long different vegetables take to grow too.
  • You need to make sure you're picking a site that has enough sunlight and offers the right kind of soil.
  • "Mulching" or covering soil with a loose sheet helps maintain moisture when you first start out.
  • Collecting rainwater can be a good idea. It's great for your vegetables and saves on the water bill too!

For more info on things like "seed sewing techniques", check out:

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/beginners-guide/plant-containers/growing-fruit-and-vegetables-in-containers/vegetable-basics

And for easy to follow advice on starting a vegetable garden from scratch, check out this blog:

http://www.sarahraven.com/articles/starting_a_vegetable_garden_from_scratch.htm

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