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Hello all!! Augusta GA Zone8a

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Hello all!! Augusta GA Zone8a

Post  Famof4garden on 5/3/2012, 11:48 am

hey folks

I have been a mild gardener for a while growing tomatoes and little herbs but i have just cleared a 27 x 21 foot clearing that gets 8hrs a day of sun

I am lookign for some help to plan a garden for a Family of 4 (hence the user name Very Happy ).

What to plant to get us threw to majority of the year i know i cant last through maybe long winter but a good chunk of the year

any help would be great!!!!

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Re: Hello all!! Augusta GA Zone8a

Post  cheyannarach on 5/3/2012, 1:06 pm

Hi and welcome to the forum. Are you planning on doing square foot gardening in the area you cleared? That is what we are all about here and it is sooo much fun! It is much less work than traditional gardening and I would highly recommend getting a copy of the All New Square Foot Gardening book by Mel Barthalemew and looking around the forum at pictures of everyones beautiful gardens! Very Happy

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Re: Hello all!! Augusta GA Zone8a

Post  givvmistamps on 5/3/2012, 4:59 pm

Do get the book All New Square Foot Gardening if you haven't already. It might take you a couple years to figure out exactly how much to plant for your family, based upon how much of each crop you tend to eat.

Keep in mind that you can plant things like onions and garlic in the fall to have them in place for the spring growing season. They like to overwinter in the ground and will grow better, bigger crops that way. So technically, you CAN grow things in the winter! There are other things you should be able to plant in the fall, also, for a quick crop before the real cold sets in.

For this season at least, you might consider getting plants like tomatoes and peppers instead of starting from seed, as you're well into the growing season now. Squash, cucumbers, okra, peanuts, corn and other summer crops should be planted ASAP, but I believe you're still safe in planting them. I'm still researching the zones north and south of me, and hope to have more information on that soon.

Meanwhile, visit the GA Cooperative Extension website http://extension.uga.edu/ They should have a recommended planting schedule for you, along with a list of varieties that grow well in the region.

Feel free to ask questions on the forum; there are lots of experienced gardeners here who are happy to help!

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