Growing your own garden is something that every grown up should do at least once. There is a lot of happiness and joy to be found in the growing and nurturing of a garden. Even if you are brand new at gardening you should be able to plant and grow at least a couple of simple or easy plants in your very first garden plot. With the wide variety of information that is available all over the place for beginner gardeners today there is absolutely zero reason that you too cannot have a very successful garden when you are just starting out. Of course gardening isn’t super simple. It can be very difficult work sometimes! These are a few tips that can be very helpful if you are thinking about beginning a garden all your own.
Before you start planting improve the quality of your soil. Dirt is not always the same as soil. If you have had trouble growing plants in the past it could be because the dirt in your yard wasn’t ready to grow things yet. Different plants require different dirt and soil conditions to thrive. Before you plant prepare your garden. Organic refuse is the best for preparing your dirt to get it ready for growing. Compost is the best for preparing soil but you can also use grass clippings and mulch; just make sure to put them out a few months before you start planting.
If you want to baby your plants, you can get a head start by sprouting them inside in seeding pots a few weeks or months before planting them. Maintaining the temperature and climate inside your home is easy, so you will have better luck at growing plants that are sensitive and “high maintenance”. For some plants it is as easy as tossing a seed in the dirt. One choice is lettuce. For some plants, more precise methods of care and nurturing are needed for the plant to grow.
Work the ground of your garden before you start planting. You might not believe this but your garden probably won’t grow if all you do is put some seeds in the dirt and hope that they grow. You have to prepare your garden’s soil before you plant anything in it. Get rid of rocks and debris. Till the soil so that there is oxygen moving through it. If you plan on doing any container gardening (or building an indoor garden) prepare your seedling pots and get your containers ready to hold soil and water weight.
Starting your own garden can be really exciting! You probably are already daydreaming about the finished garden plot. Obviously before you get there you’ll need to do some work. You need to take specific steps to make sure that your dream comes true. Doing some of the work before you begin planting and making sure to keep up with gardening tips and trends will help you make sure that you get the garden that you have been daydreaming of having.
Plants and Flowers at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Denver, Colorado.
By markbyzewski on 2017-06-17 20:18:02
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In this video, I divide my some plants from my spring garden (2014) into 4 categories.
I direct sow many leafy cabbages, but not heading.
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Using specific examples from my personal garden, I will show you which ones I direct sow (plant directly into the garden soil), which ones I transplanted (started indoors and moved into the garden soil), what I planted the previous fall and early spring, and which ones are perennials.This should help the beginning gardener, and those experienced, plan their first spring garden. Many people overlook the wonderful growing season of spring and often focus on the summer vegetables like peppers and tomatoes. I hope you find this information helpful and can use it to plan your spring garden. Spring is right around the corner! Yay!