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June 4, 2008 8:48 AM Subscribe
Help me plan and plant a garden this summer!
posted by onalark to home & garden (22 answers total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
Miss. Onalark and I are starting a vegetable garden in New York state (about 40 minutes north of NYC). Neither of us are experienced gardeners, and we have a very small budget (think $50-100). I'm planning to plant this weekend, and I'm looking for advice on what to plant and the optimal configuration. The plot is about 20'x20' and is in full sunlight. Tomatoes are a definite.
What other vegetables are both delicious and hard to kill? Is it too late in the season to plant anything? And is there any science to deciding what plants go where within the garden if it appears to be equally sunny everywhere? How often should I water? Are those tomato cages really necessary?