A reader (Gwen) was kind enough to send this really nice seeds link. The site has great information and free seed offers.
1. One common error for beginning gardeners is planting too much too soon and way more than anybody could eat or want. Start small and keep it simple.
2. Vegetables love the sun. They require six hours (continuous, if possible) of sunlight each day. Some, like tomatoes, gourds and peppers like more sunlight.
3. Vegetables must have good, loamy, well-drained soil. Most soil is not perfect for gardening and needs a helping hand. Check with your local nursery or county extension office about soil testing, soil types, and soil enrichment.
4. Vegetables need proper nutrition. A vegetable garden too near a tree will lose its nutrients to the tree’s root system and a garden close to the house will help to discourage wild animals from nibbling away your potential harvest.
5. Vegetables need at least one inch of water a week.
6. In the early spring, walk around your property to see where the snow melts first and where the sun shines at least 6 hours a day.
7. Also check for drainage. If water piles up in shallow pockets, you may want to avoid this area. This will be a good location. This will make a difference in how well your vegetables grow.
The Gardener’s Rake seed contest winners
Carl, Cynthia, Noell, kitty, Drina, Rita, nfmgirl. You will receive an email tomorow asking for your home delivery address for your prize