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Hi, my name's Bob Linde. I'm an herbalist and an herb grower. Today, I'm going to talk to you about instructions for beginners to grow vegetables. So, probably the single most important thing that any new vegetable gardener is going to need to do is actually work on your soil. That's the primary thing that people make the mistake of not taking the time to do. So, ensuring that you amend your soil with good compost, whether it's worm casings or composted cow manure, a variety of other things that are available either in your own backyard through your own composting, or from your local garden supply store. Make sure that you amend your soil according to what your particular area's needs are. Some people have clay-like soil, some sandy, some very rocky. So, you may have to work your soil a great deal. Or, if you're lucky enough to have a wonderful, rich soil already, then you only have to turn your soil and loosen it a little bit. Of course, almost all your vegetables need a great deal of sunlight. So, you want an area that has full sun. You may need to trim some bushes back, or maybe even a few tree limbs, to ensure that you get an ample amount of sunlight for all of your vegetables. And, once we've done that, we will need to make sure that we have access to water, because without good dirt, water, and sunlight, your vegetables will not do very well. So, depending on what your own ability levels are, or confidence level as it may be, you may want to actually go ahead and buy some plants that are already started at your garden supply store. Or, if you're a little bit more adventuresome, you can go ahead and get some seed packets, and follow the directions on the seed packets for your particular area. If you have specific questions about your soil conditions, and what grows well in what season in your area, check your local county extension, garden supply store, community garden, or a variety of other experts that may be in your particular area. So, this is Bob Linde, talking about instructions for the beginning vegetable gardener.