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What to Know When Starting your First Garden

Starting a gardenA fun and enjoyable hobby that many are getting into is gardening. Gardening is a great hobby as it allows you to relax while giving you the ability to create something that you will enjoy. If you are looking to get into gardening, these are some things that you should know that can help you get started.

For those of you thinking that you need a large space to create a garden, this isn’t the case. As long as you know the principles and tools, you can make your own garden even right inside the comforts of your home. Also since you are new to gardening, you should always start simple. As a newbie, you should consider starting with plants that are easy to grow and maintain. As a rule, it is best to start with plants that can withstand adverse conditions because in the beginning you will be learning by trial. Once you gain more experience, you can start growing plants that are
more delicate.

Before you start your own garden, you should be aware of the tools that you will need. If you will be working on a small backyard lot, some tools that you should have are a garden hose, a hoe, a trowel and a gardening fork. If you will be working on a container-type garden, you will surely need a watering can, plant pots and a trowel. You should also as much as possible, you should use organic compost. This is very important to prepare the soil before you grow your plants.

One option to boost the growth and development of your plants is to use fertilizers. Before buying it though, make sure the one you pick is the right fit for the plants you plan on growing. If the soil in your lot is not that good, you could consider growing potatoes and carrots at first as root vegetables can help loosen the soil in your garden while adding more nutrients and minerals.

If you are looking to start an indoor garden, there are many different garden systems to choose from such as hydroponic, container and the combination of the two. You should look into each option to see which one is
the right fit for you. Also always remember that if you have a container-type garden, your organic potting soil should be of high quality.

For most plants, they can grow at around 12 inches of soil so you should make sure that you divide your lot into grids to maximize the space. For those that don’t do this before starting, they could end up with plants growing on top of each other, which will result in them not growing healthy.

While gardening can be a lot of work at times, it certainly is something that many people enjoy doing as it allows them to cultivate something that they can take pride in.

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