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Get your garden off to a smart start. Learn the basic information you need to become a more successful vegetable gardener. You will learn some common terminology; where to locate your garden; selecting cool and warm weather vegetables to grow; whether to direct seed or select transplants; how to minimize insect damage and soil diseases without using chemicals; types of traditional and creative gardens to consider; the basic tools you will need; how to use companion, successive, and succession planning to extend your harvest; and some practical ways to control animals and weeds.