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First time veggie garden.. Tips, advice, anything

Discussion in 'Gardening Advice' started by joelmarks, Jun 9, 2017.


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  1. joelmarks

    joelmarks Banned

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    This is my first year to start a veggie garden. So far, I have a couple tomato plants, and some strawberry plants. But.. I'm getting ready to plant a variety.. I have a few more tomato plants, 4 squash, 10 watermelon, 4 cucumber, 1 Habanero, 4 Jalapeno, 4 bell pepper, 4 broccoli, 4 cauliflower... And then all of the above in seeds, plus cabbage, corn, radish, carrot, cantaloupe, spinach, lettuce, peas, beans, brussell sprouts, pumpkin, sunflower, and a few others.

    Of these, do any do well in partial shade? Is it too late or early to plant any of these? Any of these need special care/more difficult to grow?

    Just any advice from experience veggie gardeners would be appreciated!!
     
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    What's your soil like?
     
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    Wow, it sounds like you're going to be growing a lot considering it's your first time.

    For tomatoes, water regularly and feed them once a week. Also remember to pick off the side shoots from the main stems.
     
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    You have to know whether the variety is determinate or indeterminate. The former are the bush types and should be left alone.
     
  5. Paw87

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    Woops sorry. We grew Sun Gold and Sweet Million last year and picked the side shoots (my partner fortunately knows what he's doing and I just followed his orders!)
     
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    Lettuce and spinach are considered a cool weather crop. They won't like too much heat.
     
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    As the OP is no longer with us I will close this now :Locktopic
     
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