Top Gardening Tips for Beginners
Have you never gardened before? No problem. Make your growth dreams come true with these 10 easy-to-follow tips.
Position it correctly.
Creating a garden is like a building, it’s a matter of location. Place your garden in a part of your garden where you will see it regularly (out of sight, out of mind applies to gardening). This way you will have a much better chance of spending time there.
Follow the sun.
Ignoring sunlight is a common trap when learning to the garden for the first time. Pay attention to how sunlight passes through your garden before choosing a location for your garden. Most edible plants, including many vegetables, herbs, and fruits, need at least 6 hours of sunlight to thrive.
Stay close to the water.
One of the best gardening tips you’ll get is planning your new garden near a water source. Make sure you can put a garden hose in your garden so you don’t have to carry water every time your plants are thirsty. The best way to tell if plants need watering is to stick a finger into the soil (about a knuckle deep). If it’s dry, it’s time to water.
Start with good soil.
When starting a garden, one of the best tips is to invest in nutrient-rich, well-drained soil. Create that perfect mix by mixing 3 inches into the first 6-8 inches of existing soil if you plan to plant in the soil.
Think about containers.
When space is at a premium, consider containers. You can grow many potted plants, including vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruit trees, berries, and shrubs. Not only is it specially formulated to help potted plants thrive, but it also helps protect against excess and water.