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Vegetable Garden First Newsletter




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Howard Garrett’s Newsletter
First Vegetable Garden

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I had a fun thing happen on the show this past weekend. The question came in by email, but we discussed it on the show. Here is the question:

Subject: First time garden

Q:  I am 13 years old and want to make a garden. We live in Alvarado, have sandy soil and I have 3 horses. I want to make a 12 x 25 garden, my grandpa knows how to do it organically and has told me what to do. What would be 4 herbs and 4 veggies to grow in the garden for my first garden? Thanks, B.B., Alvarado

A:  Welcome to the gardening world and thank your grandpa for introducing you to organics. It's hard to recommend just four plants in each category, so I'll give you six, and you can make the pick.       

 

 

 For herbs:    For vegetables:
 Basil    Tomatoes   
 Oregano    Peppers
 Garlic chives     Onions
 Parsley    Squash 
 Peppermint    Bush beans
 Comfrey                
  
   Carrots

 

Rosemary was suggested by a listener. It is a good point and again shows how hard it is to limit the list to four. Comfrey is not edible but very useful for soothing insect bites and stings as well as poison ivy rash. Some larger growing food crops to plant in the landscape include jicama, pomegranate, jujube, hibiscus, bay, and roses.

 

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If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or any other topic, join me for my radio show heard in Dallas/Fort Worth on Saturday at 11 am and across the country on Sunday from 8 - 11am (CST).
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Find more information on living a more natural organic lifestyle at DirtDoctor.com.

For more information check out my book Organic Vegetable Gardening.

Naturally yours,
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Howard Garrett

 
 

 

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