11/24/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Top 10 Rookie Gardening Mistakes (And How to Avoid Them)

But beginner's mistakes can be especially disheartening. There's nothing worse than just getting started in a new hobby and watching everything you're trying to grow just sit there pathetically when you dreamed of ripe juicy tomatoes and a garden full of flowers. With that in mind, here are the most common beginner mistakes I get questions about most often at the two garden blogs I write, as well as what to do to avoid them. In no particular order:

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