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Old 12-05-2014, 01:53 PM
Location: Floyd Co, VA
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This is one of my favorite books, the one I started with and still use:

The Garden Primer: Barbara Damrosch: 9780894803161: Amazon.com: Books

Depending on your location I'd also recommend either the Sunset Western Garden book or the Southern Living Garden book, both chock full of info.

Just because you have lots of space doesn't mean you need to use all of it and might also want to read Square Foot Gardening to see what that offers.

Keep it simple in the beginning, just a couple of veggies and maybe some melons or strawberries, so that it is a pleasure not an overwhelming task. Learn a little about composting and start a pile, it will do wonders to feed your garden so that the garden can then feed you some of your favorites.
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Old 12-05-2014, 02:22 PM
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So my wife and I just moved into our new home in the country that includes a 46' x 26' vegetable garden (about 1,200 sqare feet). There is 6-7 ft high asparagus growing along the one end, but other than that, everything else was annuals that can be replaced next spring.

Neither of us have really any gardening experience, but we would love to make the most of this space and grow as much as we can manage. My question is, where on earth can we learn how to garden with this much space? I've spent the last few days browsing a variety of gardening websites, only to be completely overwhelmed by the seemingly endless (and often contradictory) advice out there...mulching, seed starting, transplanting, companion gardening, pest control...everybody seems to have a different idea on how things should be done. Does anyone have any recommendations for a "one-stop-shop" resource to get all the information I need to start and manage a successful garden? Thanks in advance!
I love the GardenWeb forums. But like others said - practice makes perfect. You will find out what works for you as you go. Have fun.
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Old 12-11-2014, 10:20 PM
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I'm bringing a back rear tine tiller or two into my rental fleet this spring, however I'm attempting to make sense of what brand and how many? What is your experience with rental evaluation tillers? How long are put on them every year? How frequently do you replace them?
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