Starting Your Own Garden

Whether you’re a total beginner or a seasoned gardening veteran, the excitement of working in the garden happens every year. Unless you have been at this for a very long time, there will be new discoveries and always lessons to be learned. For example, you can save yourself a lot of headaches with simple planning. Completing some good preparation for the growing season coming up is going to save you more ways than you’ll ever understand.

Soil Condition

How well you can plan is going to depend on a few different factors like the soil conditions in your local areas and knowing which plants have the very best chances to thrive. So keep following along with us as we teach you several gardening tips that can help you and your plants do really well in your garden.

What to Grow

In terms of what to grow, we’ve found that people love to grow flowers just as much as they love to grow food. If you want to be able to eat vegetables that you have grown yourself, here is a tip that will help them thrive. When it comes to full and mature veggies in your garden, you need to do everything you can to give them lots of room to grow. Growing vegetables in rows at least three feet wide is what gives them the best chance of thriving–at least, this is what the most experienced veggie growers have discovered. There are several good reasons for that including a fuller amount of foliage which shades the surrounding soil. This helps the soil retain more moisture which means you’ll have fewer weeds to deal with.

Sun Factor

The sun is a factor as it can seem to be all over the place during the course of a year depending on where you live. So, we urge you to become very much aware of how the sun tracks across the sky in your location. The course of the sun will also change over the course of the year. By placing your gardens in the best locations around your house, you will save yourself a lot of heartache and frustrations. The amount of sun it gets will certainly be a determination in what you grow in them. You will be able to expertly tailor your gardens if you have an understanding of how the sun shines at any given period during the year.

Sun Protection

One quick note about staying healthy in regards to the sun and your skin protection when gardening. You probably already know from the vast amount of information available about over exposure to the sun. Sometimes however, we go out to the garden for just a moment and before we know it, we have spent hours out there. Once you get involved in garden work, it is so easy to forget about proper skin protection. Be aware that you need to be thinking of skin protection anytime you plan to work in your garden.

We have noticed that the amount of information on the net related to gardening is much more focused on things other than health and safety. It is certainly understandable that is that way. It is an important area to be conscious of even with something like gardening. We do believe that people find it easy to ignore health and safety issues. So that you can have many years of enjoyable gardening, make sure to be safe and take the necessary precautions needed.