So, this will be our first spring and summer in our house, and I have big plans for my garden. The only thing is, my knowledge boils down only to what I remember from helping my grandmother in her garden growing up.
Things I know:
I know that some plants must be started before you plant them in the garden.
I know that different plants must be planted at different times.
I know that most vegetables need full sun to grow worthy of a dinner table.
I know that some plants are easier to grow than others.
I know how to collect seeds and dry them for the next season.
Things I need to learn:
How exactly do I start something indoors to be replanted outdoors? When do I replant?
Is there a time table somewhere online that would tell me when I should be planting peppers vs. lavender?
Is my backyard earth good enough to grow vegetables? What to do if it isn't?
Is it possible to maintain a garden if I have a full time job? It seems that I remember something always had to be done.
How much money will I need to invest to get this started? I'd like to grow at least 10-15 varieties of herbs and veggies.
I'd like to avoid difficult to grow plants until I gain more skill, but I don't know which varieties are easy and which ones are difficult.
It's March, is there something I could be / should be doing already?
Can someone point me to a resource online that would answer my questions, or help me out here? I feel like I need a mentor.