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Hello all,
I am planning to raise vegetation in my backyard garden. Earlier I tried gardening in my backyard, but my plants were not healthy and there were a lot of weeds. So I lost interest and in gardening at that time. Now, I got interested in gardening after I saw my sister's garden. Her garden was looking too good. So I would like to plant vegetation in my garden. But I'm worried thinking whether my garden will be unhealthy again. How can I maintain a healthy garden?? Will mulches help me in gardening?? Read a lot about the advantages of mulches, but not sure whether it'll be effective. Does anyone here have any gardening experience with mulches?? Please let me know whether I can use them for gardening.
 

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First of all, I'd suggest you get rid of all the weeds, because they will undermine all your efforts. There's a lot of weed killers out there, both commercial as well as natural, but be careful. Some herbicides can damage your soil for years, so you better chose them based on your soil type.

Levelling might also be needed if your garden was never levelled. This is not absolutely necessary for your plants, but rather for aesthetics.
 

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I am new to the group. I am first time planter of vegetables. I planted a small plant of raddish and I accidentally squashed the leaves and felt so sad about it. Is the plant ruined or can I save it.
 

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I am new to the group. I am first time planter of vegetables. I planted a small plant of raddish and I accidentally squashed the leaves and felt so sad about it. Is the plant ruined or can I save it.
It depends on how large the plant is if it's a seedling then you will need to wait a few days and watch for new top growth. If they are larger then they should be alright because it's a root veggie.
 

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Hello all,
I am planning to raise vegetation in my backyard garden. Earlier I tried gardening in my backyard, but my plants were not healthy and there were a lot of weeds. So I lost interest and in gardening at that time. Now, I got interested in gardening after I saw my sister's garden. Her garden was looking too good. So I would like to plant vegetation in my garden. But I'm worried thinking whether my garden will be unhealthy again. How can I maintain a healthy garden?? Will mulches help me in gardening?? Read a lot about the advantages of mulches, but not sure whether it'll be effective. Does anyone here have any gardening experience with mulches?? Please let me know whether I can use them for gardening.
You may want to check into straw bail gardening. No wedding, better water control and temperature control. Will actually produce better crops because the rooms are warmer in the cool evenings of the early summer and in the fall when temperatures are cooler. It is best if you can find straw bails that are a couple of years old because the inside has begun to break down so it is creating its own compost. No weeds! It takes a couple of years to create good mulch beds. When they are ready for use they are fabulous. Google Noel Karsten Straw Bail Gardening.
 
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