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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

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


Sunlight - #1 Consideration

  • Necessity

  • Full sunlight

  • Minimum 8-10 hrs./day

  • Stay clear of shrubs & trees

  • Stay clear of buildings - esp. N side


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.

  • Soils made of solids & voids

  • Overcoming Poor Drainage

  • Surface ditches

  • Deep plowing

  • Add Organic Matter


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