BDN asks Lindley about tips for new gardeners

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Vina Lindley, a food systems and youth development professional with University of Maine Cooperative Extension Waldo County Office, for the article “How to determine what size garden you need to feed your family.” Lindley shared several tips for new growers about determining the size of their gardens, what to plant, how much to plant and more. Before buying fruit and vegetable seeds, she said gardeners should think about how they’ll use what they grow. “For new gardeners, it’s easy to get in over your head,” she said. “I always recommend to start small and learn as you grow [because] you can always add on but when you become totally inundated with weeds and crops it becomes unmanageable and turns people off from gardening.”