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Starting a Garden ~ Dogma Garden Spot

Starting a Garden ~ Dogma Garden Spot


Vegetable gardening is an empowering activity for people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you have a few containers, a community garden plot, or a large “country” garden, you can supply your family and friends with nutritious vegetables for 6 to 9 months of the year.  Vegetable gardening is terrific exercise and can help reduce household food expenses, plus the added bonus of knowing what you are eating ;)

Planning and preparation are essential to a good gardening experience.  A vegetable garden is not created in a day.  Before you run out to the garden center and buy plants, think about these 5 basic steps:

We’re going to help you with some gardening planning and tips for all locations and garden sizes … enjoy and feel free to contribute !


25 responses

  1. Tip: listen to the weather report. The best time to plant seeds is before a good hard rain.

    April 1, 2013 at 12:36 am

    • good tip, i agree, starter plants as well, good soaking is just what they need and rain is always best

      some seeds i pre soak over nite before planting, like morning glories and sweet peas

      April 1, 2013 at 12:40 am

  2. MisBehaved Woman

    Hrm…my last attempted batch of morning glories didn’t sprout…I’ll try another batch and soak them this time. I started a slew of spouts and everything popped but the 2 I wanted most…purple morning glories…and a few little uh…medicinal weeds. 😦

    April 2, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    • yes soak them, or like Truth be Told said wait till good steady rain, they have really hard exteriors, the good thing is they are self seeding if you leave some on the vine at end of season 😉

      i have some blue ones that are amazing, they are the size of saucers lol 🙂

      April 2, 2013 at 5:54 pm

      • MisBehaved Woman

        We get less than 3 inches of rain in a full year…if I wait for a good rain here, I’ll never get anything planted lol. I will try soaking and also leave some to reseed…I have a long, ugly fence I’d love to have the glories take over.

        April 2, 2013 at 6:37 pm

      • they do take over once you get them going, old fashioned roses are easy growers on old fences and such as well. i dug a small piece of wild rose and planted and it spread like crazy. they actually started growing on the other side of the house as well lol. wonder what happened when i moved, the entire house covered with old fashioned roses 🙂

        April 2, 2013 at 7:49 pm

      • MisBehaved Woman

        I bet it looked like a fairy-tale house! Hopefully whoever followed you, took care of them and didn’t destroy. I’ll keep a look out for someone around here who might let me snag a cutting; our only nursery ships roses from TX and less than half survive a week in the ground. The entire fence around this place looks like something from a Stephen King setting…anything that’ll cover it up will be a blessing. Besides, with roses, I could get the added joy of making rose petal preserves!

        April 2, 2013 at 10:17 pm

      • ok here is list

        this is guide to help choose wildflowers for regions

        mine was a swamp rose i obtained with a spoon lol

        April 2, 2013 at 10:25 pm

      • hint old ladies love to talk about and show their gardens, you always go home with treasures 🙂

        April 2, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      • MisBehaved Woman

        My stepmom just offered to take me to her next garden club meeting…I’m hoping to score some real treasures…both in cuttings AND knowledge. Thanks for the link, off to check it out!

        April 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

      • anytime, thank you and enjoy

        April 2, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    • the medicinal herbs try starting those in little peat moss pots and plant the whole thing a little deep, not quite to the first set of leaves but close

      April 2, 2013 at 5:55 pm

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    May 9, 2013 at 5:54 am

  5. This is fantastic advice, we’ve had a veg garden for 5 years now and each year its yield and quality goes up. I’d recommend it to everyone

    March 21, 2014 at 4:45 pm

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    April 11, 2014 at 2:01 am

    • thanks again Komrade, love and respect 🙂

      April 11, 2014 at 2:40 am

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  10. Keeping the plants where it receives sufficient sunlight is very important. Thank you for the good article.

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  11. Plants are beautiful. No matter how depressed you are, just go and sit near the plants and you will feel better. Question Signal

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