“Help: I’m beginner gardening this season. I don’t know where to start.”
Before you sink your spade into your first garden bed: Relax! “It’s just gardening, not rocket science,” as one of my favorite gurus likes to say.
Beginner gardening – so where do you start?
If you’re like most of us, you won’t start with a plan. My own big motivation for gardening was the need to turn a plain-Jane backyard into an inviting garden (we were moving into our first house in 1991). I learned by digging in. I had no grand plan, just raw enthusiasm.

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