All Things Gardening forum: Starting a vegetable garden

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Name: ken
walnut, IA
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Ken
Jan 25, 2012 2:00 PM CST
Hi all new to the site and new to the mid west(Iowa) from socal (san Diego) and can't waapit to start a vegetable garden... So when and what to plant any ideas thanks oh and I have 6 acres and a herd of Alpacas
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jan 25, 2012 2:48 PM CST

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Welcome! Ken. I love that photo you're using for your avatar!

Start your tomato and pepper seeds about 6 weeks before your last expected frost. Plant out the corn and squash and things like that when the oak leaves are about dime sized.

We had a recent thread about sources for seeds: The thread "Where do you get your tomato and pepper seeds?" in Vegetables and Fruit forum

If you have specific questions, ask away! Thumbs up
Name: Bob
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NJBob
Jan 25, 2012 3:03 PM CST
Hi Ken welcome to ATP. You might want to check out the Vegetable and Mid West forums.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 25, 2012 4:50 PM CST
Welcome, Ken.

Karen
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mom2goldens
Jan 28, 2012 9:37 AM CST
Hi Ken: Welcome!!

There is a mid-west gardening forum, as well as a vegetable forum here on ATP--hope you will join us there.
Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Jan 28, 2012 10:44 AM CST
And check out the seed forum, too!

Karen
Name: Cinda
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gardengus
Jan 30, 2012 4:22 PM CST
Welcome!

Looks like you have the best fertilizer already.
My Dad and sister use to raise llamas and both had the best success when using their manure. The manure does not burn plants like many others, so can be used directly. And I am guessing alpacas also place it in nice neat piles too Smiling
Looks like you also have a couple farm hands in the making .

If you have not done a veggie garden in the past I would start with things you like to eat.
We have a veggie Forum here and also Regional forums that would be of great help in deciphering your new zone.
Good luck
Hope to see you around
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all else is just existing.

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