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   Oct 22

Your Questions About Gardening

Robert asks…

how do i go about growing my own food?

wat are the best plants to grow?

wat can i do to make them grow ripe and delicious?

how can i keep pests away without poisin?

should i get seeds or the actual plants?

thanx in advance^^

GardenersCardiff answers:

I have found that it depends on what you want to plant. For example lavender is a herb that is hard to start from seed. However lettuce starts pretty easy.

Some seeds need to reach an 80 degree temp before they will sprout. And they also need the right humidity, or they sprout only to dry up.

If you are a beginner you may want to start out buying actual plants. Do some research for what vegetable or fruit you want to grow. What grows best in full sun and what does better in part shade.

Keep in mind that mints are like a ground cover that spreads drowning out other plants. So if you grow them in a limited space, you may want to keep them in pot’s.

You also have to consider what type of dirt and Kliment you have. What growing zone you are in, and what time of year to plant what out side. Check with your local cooperative extension for further growing information for what grows best in your area and in what type of soil.

Donald asks…

Do you grow any of your own food?

GardenersCardiff answers:

I have a nice lemon tree, and a nice avocado tree, and i grow my own nana (kind of mint), and green onion leaves.

I used to grow mini-tomatoes as well and strawberries, but those plants require too much work.

My mother comes from an agricultural family, so it is in our genes.

Charles asks…

POLL: Is it illegal to grow your own food?

Or better yet… Could someone plant different kinds of vegetables on the sidewalk in front of the property they live in? How about apartment livings? Do you think it’s a smart idea to grow trees that do not provide edible fruits? Do you-yourself plant fruits or vegetables for you or your neighbors to eat?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Nope, as long as you do it on your own property it’s fine. I know many people that do it, even in apartment buildings they can grow small things like tomatoes, and yes you can give them to other people to eat as long as the’re safe (you know… Not poisoned or anything). However, you cannot sell them for money, that would be like having a business and you need FDA approval and other certain permits to do so. There might also be problems with raising animals for consumption or for producing some edible products such as eggs depending on where you live. For instance, it is obviously it is not legal for you to raise a cow in your back yard if you live in the city.

I personally do not grow any of my own food, but when I was growing up my mother would sometimes plant a vegetable garden and such.

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