Starting a garden doesn’t need to be complicated and you can even do it with your neighbors. However, there are certain things to consider before you get going and start growing. Here’s 5 tips to get you started.
1. Consider Your Options
Want to plant Vegetables? Flowers? Herbs? Starting a garden doesn’t have to take up the whole back yard. Start small until you figure it out.
2. Pick the Correct Spot
The spot you pick is important! This could be in the yard or even in a single pot. Remember that plants need sunlight, so direct sun exposure is important to grow vegetables and flowers. This will help them thrive.
3. Figure Out Your Soil
Vegetables grow best in moist, well-drained soil rich in organic matter. This means using compost or additional soil to boost the ground your planting in.
4. Plant What You Want to Grow
This not only includes digging hole to drop the seeds in, but watering at the proper time and the right amount. Also, protecting your planted area with mulch is a good idea.
5. Have Fun & Enjoy Yourself
Cultivating and harvesting are two of the most rewarding parts of gardening. Tending to a garden along the way will take time and can be stressful at times, but it has its rewards. From planting to picking to eating in some cases, the life cycle and care that is taken in a garden can be something enjoyed by the whole family. Even for experienced gardeners, there’s always something to be learned.
Now’s the best time to get started gardening. There’s something that can grow year round. Use this local Central Florida resource to help you along the way!