Tips and Tricks for New Gardeners
Anybody can garden. Everybody, even those who are sure they only kill plants, can learn how to properly grow flowers, fruits, and vegetables. As time goes on you will learn how to grow a bunch of different types of plants both edible and non-edible-you can even grow trees! The reason most people fail at gardening is that they think that gardening is easy. While you should eventually find gardening quite simple, when you first start out there is quite a lot to learn. There is a lot more to gardening than throwing seeds at the ground and covering them with water periodically. Here are a few tricks that you can use to improve the quality of your first garden.
Don’t go too big too soon. If you have never grown a garden before, start with a single plant or type of plant in a small space. This will give you experience with things like tending the soil and caring for a plant. Don’t try to take on a large or complicated garden until you have successfully grown and raised your first plant. A lot of new gardeners attempt to do too much too soon and then get mad when the plants or garden won’t cooperate within a few weeks’ time. Starting slowly and working your way up is the best way to learn how to be a better gardener.
Draw a map of your garden before you start planting seeds or cuttings. Put your map on paper and then use strings on the ground and marketers to plan out where each plant will grow. This map will be quite helpful later, especially if you are going to be growing a variety of plants. It will also help you identify the plants as they are growing so that you can give them the proper care. Many plants look the same to new gardeners. Drawing a map will help you track which plants are sprouting when they start to grow. A map is a great way to work on a garden during the colder months between blooming seasons.
You can grow your plants inside of your home during the cold months of the year-this helps you start your garden early while you are waiting for the frost to stop. Many gardeners begin growing seedlings inside of their warm houses while they wait for the ground outside to warm up. This is one of the best ways to ensure that your garden will grow-otherwise you run the risk of planting too early and then having the last cold dregs of winter kill your garden before it has a chance to really grow. Starting your seedlings indoors allows you to nurture them during the last six weeks of winter so that they will be strong enough to fight off the weather and other elements once they are finally planted outside.
Gardening is not a hard thing to learn. With the right help, you can grow your very own healthy garden! As long as you are patient and have the time, you too can grow your own wonderful garden.
As you learn what to do and work to apply what you’ve learned you will grow a healthy garden!
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