19 August 2017
Top Gardening Tips for Beginners

Top Gardening Tips for Beginners

Gardening is a fantastic hobby which can garner amazing results, creating a fantastic aesthetic and a space you can proud to call your own. Not only this, but it gets you in the great outdoors, and whether you’re looking to grow flowers, vegetables or other plants, getting impressive results isn’t always easy for beginners. That’s why this article has been curating to provide tips for beginners to help you on the way to becoming a great gardener, while creating a sense of achievement like no other.

When you begin, simply set up a plot of any size in your back garden which can be any form of functional container, and this way you can manage the fertility of the soil while preventing weeds. If your container is next to the back door, you’ll be more likely to take care of the plants and follow through with gardening on a regular basis, and by starting you can work your way to a bigger, more impressive garden.

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Once you progress beyond the initial stages, it is important to ensure you use dependable topsoil which should be comprised of compost among other things. A great way to develop impressive soil that encourages growth is to use your food waste, particularly eggshells, apple cores, and coffee grinds. You should also focus on creating good drainage so you can manage your soil as best possible, and to create an environment that encourages solid growth. You can do this by putting holes in the bottom of your garden containers, followed by a layer of rocks for leverage.

Gardening is highly dependent on location, where some plants need sun and others survive better in the shade. It is important to understand each individual plant’s description, and with your startup container you can put it on wheels so it’s portable, and depending on the type of plants you have, you can move it to different locations in the garden depending on where the sun is.

Timing is another important factor with gardening, where it is important to plant the right type of plants at the correct times of year. Once you understand whether specific plants will grow in your zone, it is important to plant them at the right time of year, and always follow instructions on the seed pack. Most seeds are best sown either during the summer or spring, and with patience you can achieve terrific results.

Some plants are more suited to beginners, so it is best to plant these when you’re starting out. These include tomatoes, chard, peppers, basil, and bush beans, and easy to maintain flowers are roses, petunias, sunflowers, and foxgloves. Watering plants on a consistent basis is a given, but make sure you avoid wetting the plant’s leaves to avoid rotting and mold. As your sprouts begin to grow, give your plants roughly an inch of water per week and let nature take its course, and regularly monitor growth and slowly gain a feel for how much water your plants need.,

I hope you have found these tips useful, and remember to keep those fingers green!