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I just bought two cedar elevated garden beds to grow fruits and vegetables this year with my preschool age sons. The problem is, I’m not sure what I’m doing 🙂 First, what type of soil/fertilizer should I fill them with? I need about 18 cubic feet. Also, when is the time to plant these fruits and veggies (tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, snap peas, etc)? It’s been warm already but should I wait until there is zero chance of frost? Sincerely, A Mom trying to grow a green thumb

You can get “garden soil” in bags from the gardens center.  I’d jump start the microbial and nutritional value of the soil by turning in some organic Bio-Tone food.  You can do that anytime now.  Once that is done, you can start planting  HERE’S a link to a blog post about scheduling your crops.  Drop by the garden center to get your own copy of the “Vegetable Schedule”  to help you time your seed sowing throughout the spring and summer.  Other than tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and a few others, most of your crops will be started from seed directly sown into the garden outside starting with peas in a couple of weeks.

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