Newbie Needs to Learn

From: Kelly
Sent on: Thursday, September 22, 2011 10:31 AM
Hi,

This group (Dallas/DFW Backyard Vegetable Gardeners) looks very much like the "DFW Community Gardeners" group.  My email below is probably redundant to some (if not all) of you.  But I'm going to post it anyway.  I apologize in advance if it is.  :)

I know nothing about growing food. I want to learn. Is this the place for that?
	
I don't know how much of the stuff below can be grown in this area but, here's my wish list of some stuff I'd like to grow and eat: 

- celery
- carrots
- radishes
- purple hulls
- field peas
- black eyed peas
- lettuce (and similar)
- spinach
- potatoes
- sweet potatoes
- peanuts
- water melon
- corn
- red delicious apple tree.

I can't think of anything else right now.  :)

Can anyone with this group recommend a few good websites or books that teach a beginner the basics?  I need to learn from "ground zero".

I have an average sized back yard.  The area I can put some garden boxes is about 9'x20'. 

I noticed there was a "Hands-On Organic Vegetable Gardening Class" back in August.  I wish I could've attended that.  But, I look forward to attending a future meetups like that.

Thanks,
Kelly

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