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Nickie85
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Since spring is quickly approaching (where did the time go!?) I have been thinking about trying to start a small garden. I would like to grow some basic vegetables and see where it goes. I just have no experience in actually doing this myself. I have never attempted it. I have always wanted a garden growing up but didn't have the yard space for it. Now that I do and I am older, I want to get into it. I am just not sure where to start. If you have experience and any tips for a beginner, I would appreciate them!

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Topic starter Posted : 04/03/2021 8:50 pm
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I find starting seeds in the house about six weeks plus before spring it is fun to watch them grow and there are so many options of planting a garden.

I am having help as I want to create a tiered garden for spices just outside the kitchen, so I can just clip what I need, fresh spices are really great. I also found something that I plant every spring it is called a veggie bowl I saw this at the market, basically different types of lettuce in a bowl, and also another kale and greens that are easy to grow and I then put them on my front step where it gets the most sun. I plant tomatoes, peppers, in my old house I had raspberries and currants, strawberries. I also repurpose what I grow, it is exciting.

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Posted : 05/03/2021 3:32 pm
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Posted by: @nancymac

I find starting seeds in the house about six weeks plus before spring it is fun to watch them grow and there are so many options of planting a garden.

I am having help as I want to create a tiered garden for spices just outside the kitchen, so I can just clip what I need, fresh spices are really great. I also found something that I plant every spring it is called a veggie bowl I saw this at the market, basically different types of lettuce in a bowl, and also another kale and greens that are easy to grow and I then put them on my front step where it gets the most sun. I plant tomatoes, peppers, in my old house I had raspberries and currants, strawberries. I also repurpose what I grow, it is exciting.

What month do you start everything indoors? That is what I am having trouble figuring out. Like I would like to have the vegetables on time for the seasons to get the most out of them and I know they take time until you can actually harvest them. 

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Topic starter Posted : 06/03/2021 5:37 pm
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Posted by: @nickie85

Since spring is quickly approaching (where did the time go!?) I have been thinking about trying to start a small garden. I would like to grow some basic vegetables and see where it goes. I just have no experience in actually doing this myself. I have never attempted it. I have always wanted a garden growing up but didn't have the yard space for it. Now that I do and I am older, I want to get into it. I am just not sure where to start. If you have experience and any tips for a beginner, I would appreciate them!

Sure. Where I come from, having a kitchen garden is just a must. You really don't want to lack some emergency vegetable supply. 

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Posted : 08/03/2021 12:12 pm
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None whatsoever other than some house plants. It really seems like a daunting task though.

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Posted : 13/03/2021 5:31 pm
Harry
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I have used my hand on kitchen gardening. I have had mixed results. I could grow some herbs/flowers. Vegetable/fruits were not great success. I could grow the plants but they didn't bore fruits!

I am still trying to improve on my results!

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Posted : 15/03/2021 9:32 am
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I have used my hand on kitchen gardening. I have had mixed results. I could grow some herbs/flowers. Vegetable/fruits were not great success. I could grow the plants but they didn't bore fruits!

I am still trying to improve on my results!

I heard herbs and flowers are much easier because they require less care and can thrive in most conditions. The issue with fruit and veg is they require proper soil, water, sun, etc. or else you will end up with no good produce if any at all!

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Topic starter Posted : 18/03/2021 4:08 pm
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Posted by: @nickie85
Posted by: @harry

I have used my hand on kitchen gardening. I have had mixed results. I could grow some herbs/flowers. Vegetable/fruits were not great success. I could grow the plants but they didn't bore fruits!

I am still trying to improve on my results!

I heard herbs and flowers are much easier because they require less care and can thrive in most conditions. The issue with fruit and veg is they require proper soil, water, sun, etc. or else you will end up with no good produce if any at all!

Herbs are apparently super simple according to my Father in law. I need to give them a try

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Posted : 05/04/2021 4:05 pm
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We are an enforced lockdown again, it is possible that plant stores and plant nursery will be open again, and that is half the fun of picking up flowers.

It is a trip and an adventure. So I have seedlings of corn and soya beans, carrots and parsnips, lettuce, and flowers growing inside until the weather is beyond frost to plant my crops. Do you know you can plant a celery root to grow celery and also other herbs. try it you can lose, anything.

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Posted : 12/04/2021 11:09 pm
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@junamo That makes the two of us. Am also considering in some herbs this season. I have ready seeds for Basil, mint and Parsely. 

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Posted : 08/05/2021 9:07 pm
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I have 3 years experience in gardening. And for the first time, since the pandemic hit, i have taken a deeper interest in it. I have expanded the area i was gardening by 10 times in one year! I love gardening. 

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Posted : 08/05/2021 9:55 pm
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Posted by: @simon

I have 3 years experience in gardening. And for the first time, since the pandemic hit, i have taken a deeper interest in it. I have expanded the area i was gardening by 10 times in one year! I love gardening. 

Sounds super cool, I live in a high rise and have no garden for myself unfortunately.

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