can i get some help please

Hi Im new to this site and I am also new to planting fruit and Veg.
I ahve wanted to start growing a kitchen garden for some time now an have not had the guts to get it started. I have a large garden that has taken years to get to where it is toda I have boarders and large lawn that i would like to keep for m children. I have a decking area which I would like to use for my vegtabl planting,and I have an old bath that i was going to use,this year t start me off and to see if I was any good at it! Im thinking of planting some beets,carorts,onions and brocolli. What I would like to know from you experts is whether the bath I hav is any good to use,and what tips could you give me when getting soi etc to fill it. Your help would be great as Im really looking forward to eating my ow grown vegtables. thank
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wrote:

My feelings are that a bath tub does not make a very good planter for anything other than a pond. One little drain hole doesn't provide enough drainage. It also is going to be extremely heavy when filled with soil and then watered. I think you will not get much of a vegie crop in the small space provided by a bath tub. Maybe a week's worth of vegies, or enough to make one big pot of vegetable soup! Several containers would be much better.
We also need to know where you are located to give much advice.....
Emilie NorCal
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I agree about the drainage, but I have a friend (in upstate NY) that grew some terriffic lettuce & spinach in a bathtub-size stone cistern that was left on her property by the prior owner. Same thing - one drainage hole that is not enough, so the soil can be pretty soggy sometimes. But, it worked. She and I both decided that except for celery (which she doesn't grow), the conditions would be useless for much of anything else.
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