Lets Get Growing with Quint Hodges

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You want to raise a garden but you don’t know how to get started or what needs to be done first. All you know for sure is what vegetables you want to grow.

Start out by
finding a spot to plant your garden. It needs to be a place that gets full sun,
close to a water supply and near your house. It needs to be in a place that
drains water well. Stay away from low areas that hold water after a rain. 

Keep it small.
You will be happier with a small garden that you can be proud of, than a great
big garden full of weeds. You want your first garden to be a good experience.

Gardening is a
great way to relieve stress after a long day at work. No one wants to work all
day then come home and have to work several hours in a large garden. A smaller
garden can be fun, easier to manage and produce lots of vegetables.

Think of your
first garden as being an oversized flower bed. Smaller gardens will use
less fertilizer, less water and take less time to keep it weed free and
attractive.

Start looking
for “The Old Farmer’s Almanac” it will tell you when to plant different
vegetables. These can be found at Wal-Mart, Yeager’s, Tractor Supply Company
and Lowe’s. These places also sell plants and seeds.

Everyone has
heard of “Miracle Grow” it is a good fertilizer. There is another
fertilizer called “Expert Gardener” which is just as good and cost less.

Gardening is a
lot of trial and error. Don’t be scared to try different things. Remember what
worked so you can do it again next year. Keep up with what you planted because
you may want to try a different kind next year.

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