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” HOW can I try gardening at an easy, entry level? I have NEVER grown anything.” | Carters Nursery, Pond & Patio | Jackson, TN

This question was from the radio show today. I thought it was a good question, so I chose it to be the

“Friday radio/blog question” – Only the 2nd one so far.

Question – “HOW can I try gardening at an easy, entry level? I have NEVER grown anything.”

Answer –

  • My suggestion is to try something simple but with meaning. Something that will reward your labor. How about a “salsa container garden”.
  • This will require 3 containers (minimum, you can do more if you want) You can stay simple with 3 gal. plastic pots or you can get glazed pottery, or even build a small raised bed to grow your plants. I say start somewhere in the middle. If you enjoy this hobby, you can add more containers or branch out to raised beds or a small plot.
  • Use quality potting soil labeled for edibles. I use an organic potting mix.
  • Go to a local Independent Garden Center and pick out a few basic staple plants – 1/Tomatoes (My favorite is Cherokee Purple) 2/Peppers(Bell &/or Jalapeño) 3/Cilantro (you can get a plant or a packet of seeds. Easy to germinate & grow).
  • Get a good organic plant food to use on your new Salsa Garden and make sure you know how to apply it & how often to water and feed!

    Container Gardening is fun and rewarding. Edible Ornamental’s are VERY popular for a good reason – So Beautiful!

Then watch your plants grow and produce organic vegetables for you to enjoy! I add chopped onion, a little garlic, lime juice & a little salt & pepper. WOW! Nothing better than fresh SALSA!

This will be an easy, rewarding way to get your feet wet in the hobby of Gardening! Be careful though, It’s addictive! 🙂

Thanks & Enjoy the Weekend!

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd.
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph# 731-424-2206
https://www.cartercountry.com


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