Engage in planting to understand the food’s correlation to the land, your environment, and your health.
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Most fruits and vegetables need full sun, with a minimum of five hours of direct sunlight per day for fruiting. Greens, herbs and root veggies will grow in partial shade. Southern gardens may benefit from late afternoon shade, whereas northern gardens likely need all the sun they can get.
Once you know where you want your garden, decide on the type and size of garden bed(s). Raised beds are attractive and may make it easier to work in your garden, but they also dry out more quickly. In arid areas, sunken beds can be used to gather available moisture.
Focus on the fruits, vegetables or herbs that your family enjoys the most.
Figure out your gardening zone and estimated first and last frost dates. If possible, talk to successful gardeners in your area to find out which crops grow well, and which don’t. Check You Tube, it's a great resource zone
The right tools make working in your garden a pleasure instead of a chore. You don’t use a butter knife to chop up raw carrots, and you shouldn’t use dull or flimsy tools to work in your garden. Essential gardening equipment includes a Garden hoe. Scuffle hoe, a Dirt rake, Leaf rake, Garden Shovel or D handle Shovel, Hand tools.