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May 4, 2020 2:27 PM CST

I'm about to start my first vegetable garden and wanted to ask for advice from people with more experience!
I live in the Worcester county, Massachusetts (hardiness 5b), and want to plant carrots, cucumbers, (bush) beans, and radishes. I'll be starting as soon as my seeds arrive!

I plan on putting the carrots and beans in their own beds, and the radishes in with the cucumbers, since I'll be putting trellises in for the cucumbers (which should open room for the radishes).
My beds will be in the sunniest side of my back yard, getting full sun and maybe partial shade.

Any advice or glaring mistakes I didn't catch?
Name: one-eye-luke US.Vet.
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May 5, 2020 2:17 AM CST
Work with the soil first and make it healthy as you can by adding soil amendments. I add organic matter every year and in 5 years the garden runs itself. If you work hard on making your soil rich with microbes the plants will take care of their self.
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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May 5, 2020 4:59 AM CST
Welcome! sounds like you've got this pretty much in hand! Your plans sound really good. I agree with Luke, healthy soil is the key to healthy plants. Compost( your own or purchased) is a wonderful soil amendment for any type of soil.
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