If you’re new to gardening, then you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’re going to share 5 tips for beginners who are just starting their gardening journey.
Start small by planting easy plants
Take it slow by planting easy plants first. It’s not necessary to go into a full-blown gardener by planting hard to maintain plants. The first easy plant we’re going to recommend is radishes. Radishes doesn’t require extra work as they can go from seed to plant in no time. They’re also easy to take care of too. Just make sure you give them enough water and follow the instructions found on the seed packet to make sure you’re doing everything right. Radishes also grow fast so you’ll be able to harvest them as soon as possible. Another easy plant is tomatoes. Roma tomatoes is the ideal one to plant if you’re a beginner. Roma plants don’t get as tall and heavy compared to other tomato plants which makes them easier to maintain. But remember, tomato plants are vulnerable to diseases. So if you noticed some diseased leaves, remove them as soon as possible once the plant is at least knee-high.
Plant what you eat
Don’t just plant random stuff into your garden. Always keep in your mind to plant plants that you’re going to eat. If you don’t like eating green beans, then don’t plant them. But if you like to eat potatoes every day, then plant some potatoes. Planting what you want to eat saves you time and cash from buying them from your local grocery store.
Know where you want to plant
Now that you’ve decided what type of plants you’re going to stuff into your garden, it’s time to plan where you want your garden is. Choose a location where your garden can be exposed by direct sunlight. Also, it’s advisable to keep your garden away from trees or shrubs so that they won’t have to compete for water and nutrients. And most of all, make sure that your garden is reachable by a hose. Watering them with a watering can is also ideal, but having a hose is more convenient without doing the extra effort.
Prepare for weeding
This is the most important part when you want to plant. Maintain a healthy garden by removing weed on a regular basis. Create a schedule for your weeding session for the entire spring and summer seasons. Don’t be surprised when you’ll be greeted by a bunch of weeds when you’re home from a vacation. Weeds act like they have a mind of its own. They know when you’re gone and sprout out like crazy to greet you when you get home. Weeding after a rain is also ideal because they’ll be easier to pull out. On the other hand, you can also try mulching that can act as a barrier for those annoying weeds.
Make protection a priority
Predators like to spring out when it’s growing season. Depending on where you live, these predators could be rabbits, squirrels, deer, etc. To protect your plants, use bottomless milk jugs that can act as a protective layer. If your plants outgrow these milk jugs, it’s time to invest for a fence around your garden or even a dog to watch out for your plants.