Posted: 25/09/2013 at 22:09
I only started gardening in the last few years and so far I have focused on growing flowers and shrubs.
I have recently moved to a new house with a large garden and feel I should/would like to try to grow some food next year.
Does anyone have any advice as to easy things to start with that don't take too much special know-how and that tolerate a bit of rough treatment? ( I work full time so can't always water twice a day in hot weather, have a kid who kicks ball around,that sort of thing) and any general advice for a newbie food growany would be fab too!
I have sunny areas I can use for this but I also have quite a lot of areas that only get the sun for a part of the day (is this what "partial shade means? I never know if that means "partial" as in part of the day or partial as in sort of dappled). So I would be particularly interested to know if there are any fruits or veggies that don't mind some shade or like shade (if such things exist????).
thank you to anyone who replies I think you are all so lovely to help people and each other like this. Hopefully as my skills grow I will be able to help others on here too.