Just about anyone can learn how to garden, you just need the right tools and tricks for the job! If you’re new to gardening, check out these helpful gardening tips for beginners.
Gardening Tips For Beginners: Vegetables
For a great garden with a high yield, make sure that you are choosing the right location for your garden beds. You’ll want something that receives at least 6 hours of sun and then is partially shaded in the afternoon. Additionally, the PH levels in your soil are crucial. If these are even a little bit off, you might have a hard time growing what you wanted. Learn how to fix soil PH, and target other vegetable gardening problems in this article of mine.
For more vegetable gardening tips for beginners, this write up of mine is a great resource. It will tell you how to determine your growing region (something that is SUPER key, might I add), key things to ask the nursery workers, and more.
Gardening Tips For Beginners: From Seed
Though it can be easiest to buy nursery plants if you are growing ornamental kale or large berry bushes, I like to do my vegetable gardening from seed. Here’s a list of the easiest vegetables to start from seed. It’s such a fun process to watch them sprout, too. So rewarding.
Gardening Tips For Beginners: Composting
Starting my compost pile was the best thing I ever did a few years ago. We are practically a no-waste family at this point and I love what the compost does for my vegetable gardens. However, for those new to composting, you might have questions and concerns. For example, doesn’t a compost pile smell? Won’t it be full of bugs? I’ll answer both of those questions and more in this write up of mine on composting for beginners.
And just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t compost! This article of mine shows you what to buy when composting in an apartment. You’ll be so glad that you did it! Grab your own compost bin here!
Gardening Tips For Beginners: Flowers
There’s something so magical about a flower garden in the summer. I used to just lay in my Mom’s beds of peonies as a kid and just enjoy the sights and smells. Well, who am I kidding? I still like to do that. If you do as well, but don’t have much experience growing flowers, this article will teach you everything that you need to know.
Gardening For Beginners: Organic
Organic vegetables are so expensive store-bought, so I like to grow as many of them as I can. The gardening process isn’t that much different than normal vegetable gardening, you just need to purchase the right kinds of seeds and feed ONLY with compost. Don’t forget that you can’t use pest control methods either, but there are a few natural things you can do to save your crops in case of trouble. I will explain that and more here.