To succeed quickly, you should know how to prepare the soil, put a seed in the ground and get it to grow. But if you don’t know, you can learn that in via the forum. Many in the forum have "been there" or all willing to figure it all out with you, if they haven't.
The best sources for basic gardening information are local, especially for soil prep, since conditions vary from region to region, or even block to block! So check, too with your local garden club, horticultural society or agricultural extension office.