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Need Help Planning Garden, any tips?

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Joined: 2010-04-25

Hi, I will be planting my first garden this year. I am having one heck of a time trying to figure out how big to make the garden, and where to plant things. Does anyone have any advice? Is there a program I can just plug in the size and what I would like to plant (I am probably dreaming right? LOL). Or a service where you could pay, say $10-$15, and have someone plan it for you? I figured if I had extra room, I could do more flowers or herbs. I really want to get this right, my hubby is not thrilled with me doing this (I think the thought of me tearing up his grass does not make him happy, along with the fact he thinks I will kill most of my plants, lol) so I want to prove him wrong :) Any advice is greatly appreciated, thank you soooo much!

Joined: 2009-08-07
An Idea

For planning, definitely check out companion plants in the Gardening section (see the yellow topics over on the left side of this webpage?)

There's also lots of other advice too.

What do you like to eat? Will you be canning or freezing?

I think there's even a topic on a Beginner's Garden too.

Don't worry about what other people think ... and there IS that saying about putting one's money where one's mouth is!! *tee hee*

Even ONE plant growing is worth more than useless grass, unless you have sheep ;)

Joined: 2009-08-07
If it is of any help

We have a site

where they have a virtual garden where you can plan your garden on site and see what it will look like. Even if you don't use it it's fun to try.
I also reccommend you go onto the gardening forum. You will get very sound advice from all over the world. Apparently it matters where you live in US as to what you can grow. As a rule of thumb if you want to grow anything have a go!!!!!
Dig a little dream a lot

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