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 Knowing your above soil type and sun availability will be critical in growing just about any vegetable, as well as knowing when to get your seeds in the ground. Most areas look to start sowing (that is, putting seeds in the ground) at around 2 weeks **after the last potential frost.** This gives you a healthy window of keeping your wee little veggies from freezing to death. Knowing your above soil type and sun availability will be critical in growing just about any vegetable, as well as knowing when to get your seeds in the ground. Most areas look to start sowing (that is, putting seeds in the ground) at around 2 weeks **after the last potential frost.** This gives you a healthy window of keeping your wee little veggies from freezing to death.
  
 +Because you're looking to get something fruitful out of your garden, you'll also want to take feeding and watering more seriously. Consider installing soaker hoses if you have a raised bed system, or if you're willing to go a little more high tech, a mister or drip system. Both can be installed with a timer, ensuring that your garden gets as much water as it needs every day. 
  
 +The other great thing about a garden built for eating is that it opens its doors to experimentation. Find a new variety of cabbage at the hardware store that looks particularly fun? A pack of seeds is usually only $2 or so (with organic seeds often being more), so there'​s little loss in picking up something new to try growing (and then eating!)
  
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