I'm determined to grow my own veg, I move into my new house this week and want to get some things in the soil, what do I grow!?
Hey Tabitha! Great to see you on HOMEGROWN. When figuring out what to plant, it's important to consider a number of factors. Are you looking to grow just vegetables, or some flower beds, too? How big is your property? What are your specific climate conditions and length of growing season? Have you tested soil health? Are you looking to plant an organic garden? How much time can you devote to your plants?
There are lots of resources on HOMEGROWN to get started. The Newbies and Urban Gardeners groups have a lot of information for beginning growers. There are many, many discussions and HOMEGROWN101s on planting and growing that are chock full of insights and information from our master green thumbs!
Good luck with your garden!
My advice? Start small, and before you go to the trouble of planting a lot, start the winter off by getting it fertile and ready for spring. We rent, and when I put our first garden in, the soil in the area was not good soil. My garden did NOT do well. There are some things you should just know before you plant, that you can't really know until you've lived in a spot for a while.
My vote is to take your time. If you really want to plant things now, plant some easy winter plants like Kale. Now is also the time to get next year's garlic in the ground. Other than that? Wait.
Rachel - that's really impressive! Thanks for the great tips.
Tabitha - There's a site growveg.org that has a tool to plan your garden, covering everything from space/layout, season, climate, etc. I plan to give it a shot for next spring.
Rachel - that's an informative graphic! Did you create it?