Watch Me Grow a Garden
Curt Judy's Gardening Tips
Don’t over do it. A garden takes time and effort. You can easily bite off more than you can chew.
Plant what you like. People eat 3-4 things in their garden. Small area produces a lot.
If you can do your garden work early in the morning or not in the heat of the day as much as you can.
If you work the ground with a plow, if you haven't done something before, call before you dig people.
Elevated gardens/ If you have the garden built up very high, you probably won’t want to fill the whole thing with soil. Need at least 12 inches of soil! So you have root and water capacity. You will have to watch closer if less. Any more than 12 inches isn’t the best. If you’re buying soil, potting mix gets pretty expensive. Anything you buy, the pH is gonna be okay. Almost all plants like a slightly acidic soil 6.4. 7 being neutral. Anything below 7 is acidic. Above is basic. Soils here are naturally acidic. Logarithmic scales: for every pint you move, you are changing by a factor of 10. A ph of 6 is 10 times more acidic than a 7. Multiply by 10 every point you move. Once the pH gets away from you, 6.5 or 6.4 is great for almost all plants.
If you are doing a garden in the ground, get a soil test, so you know the pH is. It can also let you know other things.
Plant perennials on the outskirts of your garden to avoid destroying accidentally.