Well, you can listen to whatever resource you choose, but it’s the goal of the Virginia Cooperative Extension to provide objective, research-based information to folks just like you. We don’t want to bombard you with heavy, irrelevant science, but we do want to present you with some resources and principles to help you get started and solve problems as they arise.

This article organizes the process of starting a garden under two basic pieces of advice which will frame our discussion on site selection, soil preparation, and planting. Links to more detailed Extension resources are embedded in the text. You can search them out when you’re ready for them.

It’s Not Easy Being Green