The four elements needed to grow a garden (or any other plant) is soil, sun, water and fertilizer. How you get the four basics are as individualistic as selecting a pair of shoes. Centuries of gardening have yielded some interesting approaches. Some work and some do not.
One gardening approach that seems as far fetched as ever, actually works. Plant a fish or even pieces of fish without the breading, in the hole just below the crop. Add a layer of dirt and then your plant. Congratulations, you have just planted a slow release fertilizer.
The garden myth that always makes me smile is following a calendar to plant your crops. Planting specific crops on specific days makes no difference to plants. Sorry to burst your bubble, but plants and seeds do not care what day it is. What is important to plants is temperature, moisture, sunlight and soil. This is why regional planting guides give date ranges and not exact dates. The same goes for fertilizer and pre-emergent for the lawn. Click here to read more garden myths.