Dare to Dig In: A Guide for Beginning Gardeners

Growing your own food may seem daunting if you’ve never done it. But don’t let your lack of experience keep you from discovering the joys — and the ease — of a kitchen garden.



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Save time and labor by mulching with a 1- to 2-inch layer of grass clippings ? a rich, free source of nitrogen and other plant nutrients.
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Grow a hardy, successful garden by following our tips!
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Plant lettuce close and harvest it often.
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Tasting the first fruits of your garden labor will make a season?s work seem well worthwhile.
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Onions, broccoli and lettuce make good neighbors; they?ll appreciate drip irrigation installed at planting time.
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Supported by a chicken-wire trellis, these ?Cascadia? snap peas are a snap to pick.
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A string trellis gives climbing crops a place to grow and adds visual interest to your garden
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Grow a hardy, successful garden by following our tips!
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