The decision to begin a garden feels a bit what I imagine the decision to skydive or bungee jump feels like: You're excited! You have a vision! You make arrangements for the day you'll do the skydiving/bungee-jumping/gardening deed and then it comes, and you approach the edge of the plane door/cliff/plot and suddenly your heart is pumping and all you can think is What. Have. I. Done.
Tighten your harness. Take a deep breath. You've got a team of trained professionals right behind you: author and small-space gardening expert Marie Viljoen; Ceci de Corral, the Design and Installations Manager at the rooftop farm and educational center Brooklyn Grange; and the author and gardener Alex Mitchell.
What's the best gardening tip someone shared with you when you were starting your first garden? Share them in the comments.