I'm just getting started in gardening after wanting a vegetable garden for several years. This year, I decided to at least do some research before getting started. And of course I found that I should have begun my research last summer or fall, in order to have my beds ready for spring planting!
A few years ago I tried to start some seeds indoors, but I had no idea what I was doing, so of course it was a complete failure.
I didn't give up wanting a garden, but each year I did hesitate to do anything until it was too late in the season, and then I just gave up each time until the next year. But not this year! This year I'll have a garden!
While researching, I have come across many good, informative books and websites. Little has compared to this forum, however, in providing what I felt to be good, solid information!
Through my studies, I have learned about the benefits of planting flowers and herbs with my vegetables. I had never considered planting either of those! I felt like my vegetables should be planted in the ground, like my mother did when I was a kid, but now my eyes are opened, and I plan to have a small container garden as well!
Lots of reading, lots of great new ideas...and lots of questions! I hope I don't drive everybody nuts here.
I always try to find the answers to my questions myself, but I'm not always successful, so if I ask a dumb question, please know that I'm not just trying to waste everyone's time. Anyway, it's great to be here.