Tips for beginners

How to start a garden: Tips for beginners

Gardening takes skills, dedication, care, and knowledge about how to help plants grow. Here is all you need to know about starting a garden.

How to start a garden?

A garden is a place to relax it helps calm our mind and soul, with all the plants and flowers around also soothing for your eyes. Gardening takes a lot of effort to grow and maintain. You can grow organic vegetables and fruits at home in your garden. Homegrown fruits and vegetables are more delicious and taste better than those we buy from the market.

Gardening takes skills, dedication, care, and knowledge about how to help plants grow. If you don’t have the right space for a garden bed, try container gardening. Growing plants in decorative pots, hanging baskets, and window boxes allow you to plant in small spaces.

Here are the things you should keep in mind when starting a garden.

Tips for beginners:

  • Consider what to plant
  • Pick the Correct spot
  • Clear the ground
  • Improve the soil
  • Work the soil
  • Pick your plants
  • Start planting
  • Water at the right time
  • Protect your garden with Mulch
  • How to maintain your garden

1. Most fruits and vegetables need full sun, with a minimum of five hours of direct sunlight per day for fruiting. Greens, herbs, and root veggies can grow in partial shade. Once you know where you want your garden, decide on the type and size of garden beds. Place the plants in rows or a grid pattern on the garden beds to minimize the growing space, make sure to give each plant enough room to grow.

2. Pick up the right tools to work in your garden. The tools are very important as they help you work easily without putting extra effort.

3. Before you start a garden, make sure you have the proper knowledge about the soil. Most plants prefer deep well-drained fertile soil rich in organic matter. Plant roots need good garden soil to produce good vegetables and fruit.

4. You need to learn about which plants grow best when directly seeded in the garden and which plants are better as transplants.

5. Plant the seeds with care and plant them roughly 3 times as deep as the diameter of the seed. Young plants are easier to damage than older plants, so they may need protection and proper care when they are planted outside.

6. Plants need around one inch of water per week during the growing season. Bugs can attract your healthy, well-nourished plants so it is important to take care of that. Also, organic manure like food leftovers is always better for soil compost.