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Old 02-26-2013, 07:41 AM   #1
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Is there something that is easy for a black thumb to understand that outlines every single step of garden growing? We are on a fertile acre ( was farmland years ago, and my daughter keeps finding huge wild turnips in the backyard
I want to grow stuff. I have no idea how to go about it, and I kill most plants I try to grow inside. I also have to do this on the cheap, but I don't know if I can just grab some carrot seeds and toss em out there or what?
Any help you've got would be great!

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Old 02-26-2013, 09:05 AM   #2
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A lot of us that have gardened before even, are really enjoying www.smartgardener.com . I would recommend buying the square foot gardening book too, my sil had considered herself a "black thumb" until last year but she had an absolutely gorgeous garden.
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I just found that site! I've been messing around, but it seems so specific, like do I randomly choose the "Baby Persian Cucumber" if I want to grow cucumbers or do I go buy local seeds at the home depot and then go back and try to find them on the website?
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You can do whichever you want. There isn't a whole lot of variation in how you would grow each of those, maybe one would take up more space than the other... but over all, they'll have the same space requirements, same growing season and plant dates. I would do which ever route is easiest for you this year till you feel more confident.
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This book is awesome!! (thank you Kindle app, instant gratification)
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