Title: Is becoming a “green thumb” a part of your New Year’s Resolution?
Subtitle 1: What do you need?
· Your land needs access to plenty of sunlight, needs to drain rainwater well (doesn’t flood in rainfall, and dirt holds moisture), and preferably a flat area
o If you would like to test your soil for nutrients, please contact WVU Extension for those resources: https://extension.wvu.edu/natural-resources/soil-water/soil-testing
- Self-propelled tiller
o Please wear proper safety equipment when operating this
§ If you do not have the capacity to purchase a tiller, you can rent one from your local Home Depot retail location. For more information, please click this link: https://www.homedepot.com/p/rental/MTA-Rear-Tine-Tiller-FRC800K1A-656912/316821791)
- Seeds or starter plants of fruits and vegetables that your family enjoys
o Seeds can be purchased at local dollar stores, Walmart, farmers markets, local agricultural extension offices, local agricultural retail stores or co-ops, ect.)
- Watering Source
o Capturing rainwater via barrel or bucket
o Water hose from your residence or sprinklers
- Someway to mark the plants in the garden (rocks, sticks, plastic tags, ect.)
Subtitle 2: Don’t have access to land? Grow food inside!
- Pots with drainage holes (can be found at any local stores)
- Garden soil
- Seeds or starter plants of fruits and vegetables that your family enjoys (Can be found a local dollar stores, Walmart, farmers markets, etc)
- Watering Source (watering can, cup, sink, etc.)
- Someway to mark the plants in the pots (rocks, sticks, plastic tags, etc)
- Well-lit window
Beginner Garden Resources from WVU Extension Service: