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Gardening Introduction to Agriculture April - May 1999 Objectives Determining location. Understanding soils. Vegetables to grow. Controlling pests. Watering the garden. Designing the garden. Requirements for Garden Adequate sunlight Good drainage Fertile soil Convenient site

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gardening

Gardening

Introduction to Agriculture

April - May 1999

objectives
Objectives
  • Determining location.
  • Understanding soils.
  • Vegetables to grow.
  • Controlling pests.
  • Watering the garden.
  • Designing the garden.
requirements for garden
Requirements for Garden
  • Adequate sunlight
  • Good drainage
  • Fertile soil
  • Convenient site
sunlight 1 consideration
Sunlight - #1 Consideration
  • Necessity
  • Full sunlight
  • Minimum 8-10 hrs./day
  • Stay clear of shrubs & trees
  • Stay clear of buildings - esp. N side
drainage
Drainage
  • Allows water to escape
  • Tests can determine drainage
  • Make sure site is not pool
  • Not near streams
  • Water exposure can kill plants
drainage cont
Drainage - cont.
  • Soils made of solids & voids
  • Overcoming Poor Drainage
  • Surface ditches
  • Deep plowing
  • Add Organic Matter
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