Fresh From The Garden...

Welcome to my new blog... My First Vegetable Garden. It is dedicated to new gardeners and I plan to blog about and video the entire 2014 gardening season.

I will cover and teach you about every aspect of home gardening that you can think of! Please follow my blog as it will take you from starting your own seeds to harvesting 2 pound heirloom tomatoes and more! Learn how to grow the vegetables on your right...

Search my TWO blogs by entering key garden words...

Starting Mixes, Seed Cells and Seed Starting Set Up

Building a Garden

Building A Garden

This page holds all my blog entries that fall into the general category of 'Building A Garden'. You will find an article and a video attached to each link posted below or you can just watch the video. These links only take you to blog articles I wrote for this blog unless noted. Enjoy!

Understanding Your Gardening Zone or Hardiness Zone
Before you start building your garden, take a second to learn about what gardening or hardiness zone you live in. The zone will help you understand your climate, what plants can survive your winters and give you a basic idea of when to plant your cool and warm season vegetables.

How to Use Peat Moss/Organic Matter in Your Raised Bed: Retains Water!
Peat moss is a great source of organic matter. I does not add nutrients to your soil but it does add organic matter for creating better soil. There is no nitrogen, phosphorous or potassium in it. I use peat moss to soften/loosen my clay soil. Peat moss really retains water and that will help maintain the structure of your soil and help your plants out. When growing root crops like radishes or carrots, you want a loose soil so the roots form uniformly.