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  1. Brian

    Brian Well-Known Member

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    I am very new to gardening, infact I have no skill at all in it. I am looking at starting my 1st vegie ever next summer. I am living in MN and it gets cold up here. Any advice anyone can give? I know to start small, but thats about all I know. Please any tips on what to grow 1st or when I should start. Anything will help. Thanks
     
  2. Tammy

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    Welcome Brian!
    I grew up in MN and my mom always had a great garden. I grew up in the Mpls suburb of Blaine. Duluth is quite a bit different though in that it doesn't get nearly as warm there in the summer time. I was actually just in Duluth last summer when I flew back to run Grandma's Marathon.

    I doubt the Duluth area would be all that great for heat loving plants like tomatos and peppers but the cooler weather veggies like lettuce, spinach, kale, root veggies, peas, would probably thrive in your climate. Do you have neighbors with gardens? what kinds of things are they planting?
     
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    The best time to eliminate weeds and grass is the season before you plan to plant your garden. You can do it just prior to planting, too, but may have more weeds pop up throughout the growing season.
     
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    @Brian
    My friend i am also new to gardening i like this passion and i am doing this business since 5 years actually this is just depends on your hobby to do this business if you have Gardening hobby you can do this business or also grow in your home.
    I am dealing in all Gardening accessories and planting the flowers and all other heavy gardening accessories in homes offices and out doors
     
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    I also agree with you that can do it just prior to planting, too, but may have more weeds pop up throughout the growing season.nice comment
     
  7. AliGardener

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    I know the biggest factor for me when starting my garden was getting the soil tested and learning what to plants and when. There are tons of free resources online (just type in gardening for beginners and you'll get free ebooks like this to help you start). Personally, I recommend doing a raised bed and filling it with part garden soil and part mushroom soil. I like to do veggies that have a high return like tomatoes, peas, peppers, potatoes and lettuce. Since this is your first garden, buy seedlings (already established baby plants) at the store instead of starting them by seed. When you do plant them outside, you may want to 1) put an umbrella over them to protect them from sun shock if it's already very warm out and 2) put either chopsticks or forks spikes up to protect them from getting eaten (the story of my first garden...) Hope that helps!!
     
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    Growing a vegetable garden is very beneficial and not as difficult as you think it is.I grow my veggies in raised garden beds.They have a lot of benefits.Some of the benefits have been listed in this blog that I found ( http://inthebackyard.ca/garden-beds-beneficial/ ). They enhance the protection,provides better weed control.The best part is that they are portable and provides maximum seed efficiency.
     
  9. VeggieAnn

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    Hello! I am also newbie in gardening, but I have few plants in my indoor garden so I can tell you what I started with. My mom gave me 2 cherry tomatoe seedlings and I think they are pretty easy to grow. You need to remember about watering them regurarly and that's all.. I also started to propagate them so it is nice experience:) I also have a few herbs: basil, mint and rosemary. You should try growing various plants, I think that you will easily get into the topic!
     

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