Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Tips for the Beginning Gardener

So you want to start a vegetable garden? Should be easy, right? Some people think that all you need is some water, dirt, and a couple of seeds, and you’ve got yourself a plethora of vegetables to enjoy. While sometimes you may get lucky and not have to do much work, usually you will need to take time and put forth effort to getting your garden going and keeping it that way. There are many different online gardening courses for you to consult when you have questions and concerns, but generally, if you keep these things in mind, you should soon have a garden that you can enjoy.

Especially if it is your first time gardening, then you should definitely stick with a small area and only a few varieties of vegetables. Sometimes it’s quite easy to look at the beautiful gardens in the magazines and imagine having one just like it. It’s also very easy to order more seeds than you will use. Don’t get too excited and set your expectations too high. It’s better that you start small for your first year and plant just a few of your favorite vegetables. You will experience more success and learn the ins and outs of gardening.

If those seeds don’t have good soil to grow in, then you won’t see much growing in your little garden. It’s important that you get the soil prepared before you ever plant the seeds so that they have the proper environment to grow and thrive. Once the seeds have established root systems, you don’t want to disturb the soil or you will destroy the tiny plants. Start your work on the soil early in the spring then let it rest until the temperature begins to rise. When the weather is warm, you should plant your seeds.  The day will come when you can plant those seeds into the healthy and prepared soil that you have worked on. You can always consult the online gardening courses to help you as you go along to make sure that everything is being done properly. Before you know it, you will be enjoying your homegrown veggies.

1 comment:

Claire said...

Hey I've been wondering how your garden turned out last year? The square foot one you did!