If you've never vegetable gardened before, you are in for a treat on many levels. Fortunately, growing vegetables is pretty easy and the gardening basics of flowers still apply. People have been doing it forever. Growing great tasting vegetables and staying ahead of problems does take a little knowledge and effort, but the following lessons will get you comfortably up and running in no time. The rest you'll learn as you go, which is the real thrill of gardening; overcoming unexpected obstacles and ending the season with a hearty harvest. You literally get to eat the fruits of your labor. I warn you, it's addictive.
It’s possible to grow only what you intend to eat fresh or give away, but it seldom happens that way. Besides, there are few winter treats as enjoyable as a pie made from your frozen blueberries or a jar of your own crushed tomatoes.