Starting a new garden

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  1. Brian1985

    Brian1985 Seedling

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    Hey guys I just moved to a house with no garden. What are some tips you guys have for starting a garden from scratch? I mean I’ll be cutting up the sod and everything. Also when do you plant rhubarb? Spring? Thanks guys.
     
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  3. S-H

    S-H Young Pine

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    My advice is to don't start out by planting something exotic, (not suited for your climate). Always go with what you see successfully growing in other gardens.
     
  4. Jo Parrott

    Jo Parrott New Seed

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    Watch the sun exposure and wind patterns---and how well water drains after a rain. I like raised beds and my edges are mostly cinder blocks. You want good soil-- lots of organic matter and good texture.Many years ago when I managed a retail greenhouse in Louisiana my mentor always told me that if you want to grow anything above ground you first need to give it everything good BELOW the ground! and that is very true. Nothing can grow well without great soil. Good luck- it is so exciting to watch things grow! Some photos of your property would be great.
     
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    Rhubarb is early spring.
     
  6. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Gurney's has a heat tolerant Rhubarb KangaRhu from Australia. I have some on order, should be here later this month. It has been developed for warmer parts of the world and for the last several years our winters have been non-existent .
     
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