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03-13-2006, 12:49 AM
I want to start gardening. But I don't know where to begin. I have never garden and know nothing about gardening. Does anyone have a book recommendation or a website that you can direct me to.
Or can I hire an organic gardener to help me. We live in a detached townhome and the backyard right now is a slight "mess"....I need help.
03-13-2006, 02:25 AM
ide suggest www.motherearthnews.com and start "digging" around there . and when i got going in gardening a decade ago my neighboor gave me her old organic gardening magazines and they really helped me out , so maybe check out that magazine . and i guess one of my best gardening books is ' four season harvest ' by eliot coleman . i liked all the old magazines best though because i got the opinions of many in each magazine compared to one person in their book . and heres my 2 favorite mail order seed co's = www.territorialseed.com + pine tree seed co at www.superseeds.com . pinetree has a good gardening book section in their catalog . and there was a women ruth stout whom wrote a book many year ago " how to have a green thumb without an aching back " and in it she gave the best simple tip that helped me after making this mistake for my first few years gardening , she said dont bury your seed too deep (IDE SAY AVERAGE BEST DEPTH IS 1/3") or it wont grow . happy mulching :)
03-13-2006, 05:53 AM
If you have a small space, square foot gardening may be a good idea.
I plan to do this this season.
03-13-2006, 07:12 AM
What a perfect thread, esp given the season!
I'm going to start a small organic garden this year. I plan on having it totally organic, however I will be buying my plants as seedlings and they will not be organic I guess. i'm going to try to source an organic grower around here that
I can buy seedlings from.
The idea of eating my very own tomatoes, still warm from the sun makes me happier than I can describe. :D
I hear tomatoes are dead easy to grow. I'm wondering what else is relatively easy for a gardening neophyte like me! I'll google myself up some info. Thanks!
03-13-2006, 10:23 AM
A book I really like is Texas Organbic Vegetable Gardening by J. Howard Gerrett and C. Malcolm Beck. It is good even if you don't live in Texas because it has a lot of good information and is very easy to read and find the information you need.
03-13-2006, 08:12 PM
thanks all for the replies. do you think I can hire an organic gardener to help me get started. if yes....anyone know where I can find one.
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