Gissela, please don't worry about offering others advice. Not yet.
Gardening is a skill which takes time to develop. After a lifetime of gardening, at 66 but still active outdoors, Thomas Jefferson said, "No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, and no culture comparable to that of the garden. Such a variety of subjects, some one always coming to perfection, the failure of one thing repaired by the success of another, and instead of one harvest a continued one through the year [and] though an old man, I am but a young gardener."
There is always more to learn, no matter how much we read and/or do. I feel sure that you will share knowledge just as soon as you can.
Happy gardening--and good luck getting rid of those little stomachs on feet...
Sunset Zone 17, USDA Zone 9
[edited to provide full, accurate quote from Jefferson, in an 1811 letter to Peale]
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