I have no idea either... I grew up with my mom gardening, but I can't say I remember much of it.. and it's pretty useless in Alabama
First year here (2009) I planted a peach tree and a blackberry. I finally got about a pint of berries last year and a dozen small peaches.
We've got big dreams.. now just gotta learn how to realize 'em.
LOL, totally hear you on the big dreams. When we bought our house, we had so many ideas and dreams and plans on what we wanted to do. Then hubby broke his leg and missed 7 months of work and that just completely set us back. Now, at this point, we're content with what we've got and when we can fix things, and re-do things, it will come.
The garden is a priority though...I grew up uber suburb and the only family that gardened was the "weird" family on the other side of our cul de sac. I figure, we live in Mennonite country and are surrounded by farmers...our closest neighbor grows produce for a living. He's always available to answer questions and help me prune trees, etc. We'll learn as we go!
Our raspberries did very well...got to the point where I unleashed the kids and told them they could eat the berries, as we had enough.
Our blueberries...well...they did not survive. Actually, one of the plants did, but my husband accidentally mowed it down, thinking it was a weed. We'll try those again...but blueberries are hard to grow.