(Closed) New home and new to gardening :)

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
6248 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 1900

My grandfather is a farm boy and he always starts his veggies in pots before planting them in the ground.  He puts them all in pots on a cart with wheels.  That way he can bring them out into the warm sunshine during the day, but bring them back into the garage at night since we live in New England and temperatures fluctuate hourly.  He also uses a deep fence in attempt to keep groundhogs and rabbits out.  Key words “in attempt” since the little rascals still find a way in.  That’s all I got.  LoL

Post # 4
2142 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010


I think your best bet is to actually go to a local nursery because they will know the climate and soil condition of your area.

We’re in a similar climate and rule of thumb is no planting till Memorial Day weekend when the last chance of frost (typically) is gone.

Post # 5
7431 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

@regberadaisy:  agree. Im on the East Coast, so my knowlege wouldn’t help you. I do love to garden though! We put in a 3 in 1 apple tree, and a Bartlett pear when we moved in. I also just planted some blue hydrangeas, and I have purple irises in my front bed. We also have an avocado plant I hope will come back, and some various other potted plants.

Oh, and I just got some red hummingbird vine seeds I am excited to plant 🙂 Along with making my raised beds for the veggie and herb garden

Post # 6
772 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I second talking to someone at a local nursery.  You should also think about how much time and effort you want to devote. 

My suggestion would be to start basil indoors now.  You can also pick a few plants you think will be 1) something you really want to eat; 2) something you could save money growing.  Look for “easy” or beginner type plants (tomatos, beans, etc.).

You can start seedlings indoors now, or you can skip to buying already started seedlings for your first go round later.  The nursery can tell you when you should put them out.


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