Gonna Start!

by Ben
(MI, USA)

Hey Rick,

I've been watching you on Youtube for a while and I've decided to start a garden this coming year. I only have a small balcony to my apartment, but I'm gonna make the most of it and grow food for myself and my partner. I can't wait to get started! Thanks for all the help, this site is great!

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Nov 21, 2012
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Thanks Rick! NEW
by: Ben

Thanks Rick! I've been an avid gardener since I was in my early teens, but I had to stop because I moved away to college and now I live in the city in an apartment. I'm going to take it a bit easy this year though and see how the balcony fairs. Hopefully it will all turn out great! If it goes well, I'm sure I'll be posting a couple pictures and I'll probably put a couple videos on youtube. Happy Gardening!
Ben

Nov 21, 2012
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by: Rick from C.G.F.F.

Hi Ben,
That's great news. It's always fun and exciting to get started into gardening for food.
Best advice I can offer is don't do too much in the first year. Most people when they get excited about growing their own food will usually end up buying way too many seeds and will end up with an overcrowding issue and stunted plants as a result. I found out the hard way that one large tomato plant will often give far bigger yields than 3-4 overcrowded ones with not enough space.
The first year is the most valuable in terms of experience, so a small-steps and a measured approach will pay off in dividends.
Good luck with it all!
Rick

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