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New Gardener Seeking Advice
Last year was our first attempt at a small garden and it went well enough that we're looking to expand our garden with a few new vegetables. Since I have what I like to say is a black thumb, I would like to ask a few questions and see if there are any veteran gardeners out there willing to help. Below is a list of the vegetables we're hoping to grow and a list of questions. Any help will be greatly appreciated!!
Plants: Carrots Summer Squash/Yellow Squash Zucchini Cucumber Green Peppers Red Peppers Peas (the kind you take out of the pod, not snap) Cherry Tomatoes Reg. Tomatoes (not sure the name) Strawberries..... maybe Basil (in a pot) Chive (in a pot) Rosemary (in a pot) Mint (in a pot) Parsley (in a pot) Oregano (in a pot)
My questions: 1. Can I buy this/theses as a plant and not as a seed? 2. When do I plant them in the ground.... we've already tilled. 3. How much water/ sunlight does it need? 4. How much spacing between each plant? 5. When do I pick them? 6. Are there any special needs for any of these plants?
Again, I'm really new to gardening so I appreciate the help. My kids loved the vegetables we grew last year even if they were just a handful. I'm even hoping to learn the fine art of canning this year instead of freezing everything and praying my freezer doesn't go out! I know I can probably look this up on google or something but it's nice to be able to ask local gardeners that are familiar with the weather conditions, soil, etc. Thanks!! Dejacrew423