GSU host Richard Hentschel talks to those first-time vegetable gardeners and what they need to know when planning a garden for the first time. No need for all the fancy stuff to get a vegetable garden going, just some basic tools you may already have like a shovel, garden spade, rake and some string, since small vegetable gardens can be worked by hand. Later, using the garden hose with a water breaker will be needed as is the need to do some weeding using a hoe or tined digger, and also a couple of buckets or plastic pots, one for weeds, the other for harvested produce.
Green Side Up is a gardening program produced by University of Illinois Extension. It is hosted by Richard Hentschel, Extension Educator, Horticulture.