STARTING FROM SCRATCH

If you have never grown vegetables before and have few, if any tools, but you do have a bit of garden and you would like to try to grow-your-own then I hope some of the tips and suggestions in the following posts will be of help. No experience or knowledge required. If you have no gardening tools then some kitchen items will do the job pretty well. Instead of a trowel use a large metal spoon. If you need to do any weeding a table fork can be remarkably effective at teasing them out of the ground.

If you have a small patch of ground in an overgrown or neglected garden it would help if you could cut the weeds back as close to the soil as possible before covering them with something that excludes light, such as cardboard, opaque plastic sheeting or even old carpet.