New to vegetable gardening

Asked April 21, 2020, 8:34 PM EDT

Dear Sir/Madam, I am new to gardening and I am building a 12'x12' enclosed vegetable/herbs garden. I live in Rockville and I would like to know how to best utilize that space and which types of vegetables and herbs would you recommend for me to plant, for a successful start into vegetable gardening.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

Here are some good links on how to start a vegetable garden in 6 basic steps, a blog, and video. https://myemail.constantcontact.com/Food-Gardening-in-the-time-of-COVID-19.html?soid=1127069117597&aid=SlqQT-4TFLk
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/growing-vegetables

You will see links to soil testing, soil amendments, preparing your soil, planting your crops, taking care of your crops, and more.

We notice that the site looks shady. Most vegetables require at least 6 hours of direct sun each day to produce a good crop. Leafy vegetables, such as leaf lettuce, spinach, collards, Swiss chard, and kale, can be successfully grown in areas that receive 3 to 4 hours of sun. Other possibilities for partial shade include radishes, kohlrabi, beets, cabbage, cauliflower, and broccoli.

If need be, you can plant vegetables in containers and move to a sunnier location.

Marian