Are You New To Gardening?
If you are new to gardening and find yourself yearning to start a garden of your own, this is for you! It can be a little overwhelming and you may be unsure how to take the first steps.
I do have a wonderful series of articles to read that may give you a little more insight on the steps to take, giving you the comfort and knowledge to take those first steps with confidence.
The series of articles here will go over the type of gardens, picking the correct location for the garden and prepping your garden soil. In truth, I found these steps to be the most important and also the most time consuming. But, also the best advice when I was new to gardening.
1.) Decide On A Garden Type
If you’re thinking about starting a garden, the first thing you need to do is choose a garden that is perfect for you.
There are many different choices and often it can be hard to pick just one, but hopefully you can narrow it down to choose a garden that is perfect for you.
2.) Choose A Location For Your Garden
So, you decided on a garden type in the post above. Now, let’s choose just the right site for the garden.
What shall be chosen? This posting will look at some points to consider. when choosing the location for your planting any of your gardens.
3.) Prep The Area For Your Garden
The greatest determining factor for any type of garden and prepping for a garden is the placement of the sun.
Once you have chosen the ideal location for your garden it is time to start planning. Not sure where the best placement is? See number 2 above to help you decide.
4.) Know Your Soil & Amend It
There are three elements all garden soil should have, a healthy balance of each will provide the best possible outcome for your garden plants.
Sand, clay and humus. What is the healthy balance? How do you achieve it?
Elements To Good Garden Soil
5.) Choosing Healthy Vegetable Garden Plants
When it comes to choosing healthy garden plants, you have two choices; planting seeds or buying plants. Both have their own benefits.
Choosing Healthy Vegetable Garden Plants
6.) Test Soil For Lead
If your vegetable garden is located near or next to a home, barn or additional structure that was built before 1978 you should test your soil for lead before planting your vegetable or flower gardens.
Otherwise, you might be ingesting lead through your plants or tracking lead based soil into your home.
7.) Let Mother Nature Tell You When To Plant Vegetable Seeds
Each years planting is different and can vary from the previous year. But, lucky for us Mother Nature tacks her notice on the fruit trees.
8.) Pick Healthy Flower Garden Bulbs
Picking healthy garden bulbs comes down to simply holding bulbs in your hand.
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