Gardening Virgin

Gardening Virgin

Hello all! I just joined this community today, thanks to my friend fluffydragon. I am a total novice when it comes to gardening. I just got married, and am renting a house with my husband, but there is no plant life other than weeds and grass. A friend gave me some plants from her yard that I planted after clearing out what used to be the garden area in the front, and so far, even in the red clay we have here in South Carolina, they've all managed to do pretty well with the rain we've been having, on top of me watering them when I get home from work. My first question...even though I've planted some shorter plants that have colorful blooms, the house still looks really naked with no bushes or anything to add height. Is there something inexpensive that I could plant that will grow pretty quickly and be easy to maintain? Secondly, my husband and I are vegetarians; he went vegetarian when we got married a few weeks ago, and I have been for several months. The farmers market in town just opened up at the start of May, and seeing all the beautiful veggies that they grow has inspired me to try my luck at my own vegetable garden. I want to clear out a plot in the back yard and see what happens. Fluffydragon told me to dig out a square plot, line it with plastic, fill it with soil, and outline it with wood so that the veggies have good soil to grow in instead of clay. I love this idea, and want to get started on it right away, but have a few questions... 1. What kind of soil should I use? 2. How would I grow vegetables that grow underground? Carrots, for example, grow underground...If I tried to plant them in my little plot, they'd either not grow because of the plastic, or grow through it, destroying the point of lining the plot with plastic to begin with. Would these kinds of plants grow in the red clay that we have, to where I could have two plots, and only one lined with plastic and soil? 3. Should I specially order seeds, or can I just get the ones at Lowe's/other garden stores? I don't know anything about quality...Or even a step further, should I just order actual plants to get me started? 4. Lastly...Is it too late in the year for me to start trying to grow vegetables? Sorry the barrage of questions...I'm really excited to have some garden work to do, because I really want to grow yummier, healthier food, and develop my green thumb. Thanks in advance for your help! <3
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