Gardening Tips: A Beginners Guide to Gardening

There’s nothing better than starting your own garden in this season. Growing your own crops has its benefits such as making your yard beautiful, and also gives you an ample supply of fruits and veggies without the need of going to the grocery store.

So if it’s your first time to garden, here are some quick and easy tips tailored just for you! Let’s take a look at them down below.

  1. Sun Exposure is Important
  2. Your crops don’t only survive on water only, but also by getting enough sunlight too. So choose an area outside your home where your plants can get proper sun exposure.

  3. Get to Know Your Soil
  4. Before you get excited on ramming your seeds in your garden soil, be sure to check it first. It’s important to enrich your soil by composting, cover cropping, or to use animal manure to fertilize it. Always remember that vegetables will grow richer and better on an enriched soil.

  5. Proper Placement is Important
  6. Gardening on a proper location is another important aspect in gardening. Don’t plant near a tress, as trees will still nutrients and shade your garden thus preventing sunlight from getting to your plants. A garden spot that’s close to your home is ideal especially far away from trees. The more you place your garden close to the woods, wild animals will spot your garden quickly and think of it as a grand buffet.

  7. Choose a Type of Garden
  8. There are plenty of garden types for you to choose from such as: Lasagna gardening, no-till gardening, or a raised bed garden. If you’re a person that is prone to backaches, you might want to opt for a raised bed garden so that you won’t have to bend too much. After all, the internet is your friend so do your research on whatever type of garden suits you.

  9. Water
  10. Plants such as veggies love water, so it’s important to water them at least 1 inch of water a week. Use hoses, water jugs, or whatever watering device you have in your garage.

  11. Get the Right Garden Tools
  12. What’s gardening if you have no garden tools in the first place. So go into your home improvement store and buy gardening tools such as a shovel, leaf rake, garden rake, plenty of different hosed, shears, and a garden hoe.

  13. Planting Zones
  14. Know your areas frost date. Keeping updated about the weather is an important aspect of gardening because plants are greatly affected by such.
  • Buy Some Seeds
  • For beginners, highly recommended seeds are Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and Wood Prairie Farms. But with lots of seeds available in the market, you can choose whatever you like depending on your preference. If you buy seeds online, it’s important to order early so that you can plant your seeds on time with the season.

  • Determine the Size of Your Desired Garden
  • If you have a family (assuming you’re not single anymore), a garden plot that’s about 16’x10′ in size can feed a family of four for one season. However, you can adjust the size of your garden the way you want especially if you have enough land to do so. There are some vegetables that produce myriads of crops per season such as turnips, spinach, carrots, cabbage, lettuce, radishes, and more.

  • Plant What You Want to Eat
  • Lastly, it’s important to plant fruits and veggies that you want to eat. What’s the point of gardening if you’re not going to eat them anyway, decorative purposes? I think not! Be sure that your whole family will eat the crops you planted and not only yourself.

And that’s all of it! As you can see, gardening is as easy as pie as long as you follow these ten tips listed above. So what are you waiting for? Start your gardening journey today!

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