Q: I want to start a garden, but I have no idea how to start. What should I do?
A: As "eco-urbanist" David Tracey says, "The seeds know how to grow". The first thing to do if you want to have a good garden is look at the soil you have to work with. If you don't have good garden soil to grow your seeds/plants in then you're going to have a difficult time growing a successful garden. If the soil you are using is covered in grass and weeds then remove the top vegetation from the soil and sift through the dirt to get the soil out.
Is your garden soil rich and dark with worms in it? If not, begin by digging in some rich garden soil into the soil you have. If you have access to compost dig that into your soil. If you don't have access to good compost then contact folks in your community who garden and get tips from them on a good source for garden dirt. Work the good soil into your garden area and try to not incorporate any weed material into your garden.
Good luck and have fun growing your garden.
From Elois Yaxley – DSF Gardening Guru
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