Starting A New Garden - Knowledgebase Question

Jersey City, NJ
Question by pixiesque
April 7, 2001
I would like to landscape my back yard and start, there, a new vegetable garden. The problem lies in that the whole thing is overgrown with weeds and I really do not know where to start. How and where should i get started with my urban jungle?!

Thank you for your help!!!


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Answer from NGA
April 7, 2001

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Since you are looking at a large "makeover" I would suggest you take a look at a book or two about gardening, landscaping and vegetable growing. One I like is "Gardening for Dummies" by Michael MacCaskey, ISBN 1-568884-644-4. In it you will find straighforward information about evaluating a yard, landscape planning, plant selection, planting, and routine care.

Your County Extension (915-1399) should also be able to help you with basic soil tests and interpreting the results as well as with recommendations of plants and varieties that do especially well in your area.

ENjoy your new yard!

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