How can I learn to plant a healthy garden?
June 24, 2006 1:25 PM Subscribe
Please share resources for learning about, selecting, and planting a garden given a particular climate and soil.
posted by odinsdream to home & garden (9 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm moving soon, and the yard has great potential. I enjoy growing plants, but technically I know very little about what I grow. Some of my plants thrive, others wither and die.
I'd like to learn more about how to effectively select plants for a given soil type and climate. Of course, I'll also need to learn how to describe and understand my soil (nitrates, pH, hardness, water retention?), and climate.
What are some good resources for learning about what I want to plant, when to plant it, and how to care for it, with a good deal of technical reasoning to back it up?
By the way, I'm interested in herbs, vegetables, and flowers. Thanks!