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Bought Vegetable Starts. What Do I Do Next?

Hi All,
I have been reading this forum for a long time, but I don't post much. I have decided that this is the year that I will start a garden! Since this is my very first garden (don't want to count the one I helped my dad do when I was a kid) I kind of cheated a little and went out and purchased most of the plants as starts. Only about $30 so I didn't mind to much.
What I would REALLY like to know is what I should be doing right now!?.. The plants are in my makeshift garden, I am using my landscaping bed on the side and back of my house for my first garden. I planted cantaloupe, cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, radishes, green beans (from seed), and a large variety of peppers. Part of the reason for the large variety was to see what would happen as well as get an idea of what to expect from each plant.
My radishes are doing great from seed, but the broccoli, lettuce and cauliflower are not really growing. The peppers haven't done much other than get past the replanting stage of wilt a little and then perk back up. I know that the peppers will do better once the heat increases while the others are suppose to do worse.
I would like to fertilize my plants to help them grow, but I don't want to go buy something off the shelf unless that is actually the best thing. Any suggestions for a new "Green Thumb" would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks again in advance.

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I recently bought some seeds for broclu and sprouts. then reading a bit more found they mature in around 45 weeks. along time naily a year.

and my pepers don't seem to move much, I got jalapeno, bell, scotch bonnet and a few others. they grow slow I think.

also my first year at a real gardening atempt. radishes great so are beetroot in my experiance they grow to full maturaty in aprox 5/6 weeks. so keeep an eye on them I left mine to long and they suck now lol.

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