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vegetable gardening for beginners
Vegetable gardening for beginners is not as difficult as you have been made to believe
When you are a beginner
in vegetable gardening just remember seeds only need sunlight and
water to grow so forget the rest, you will pick it up as you go along.
Forget about Ph, NPK and soil texture,
I recommend if you are going to begin then start in the spring but you can start anytime.
If you are a beginner and want to try out vegetable gardening and you want to grow something just throw a few pumpkin, squash and watermelon seeds in one corner and watch them take over your lawn. But donít throw too many seeds around or youíll be invaded. Before the pumpkin or squash plants take over your lawn run them along a fence or around the house, or they will grow all over the place.
Because you are planting into grass then grass becomes a weed so crowd it out.
I like to use spinach as it is a fast growing broadleaf that will grow over the lawn. Just walk around the pumpkin, squash and watermelon plants poke a little hole in the earth and drop in a spinach seed. Put them in about a 6 inches or 15 centimeters apart.
I like to roll out some trickle or drip irrigation lines about a foot or 30 centimeters apart and they will keep your garden watered. Now you have started your vegetable garden it is time to keep adding different vegetable plants and keep the ground covered so the grass wonít come back and that means spinach.
For more information about how to grow vegetables check out our Vegetable Gardening page