Gardening doesn’t have to be hard, but it’s definitely a learning process. When you’re starting with gardening for the first time, there are some things you need to know. From crop rotation to creating the perfect conditions for your crops; we’ll tell you all about it.
Thoughtful planning is key to making your garden a success. Really think out where and how you’re going to plant your crops. Plans things you need in the kitchen close, so you can easily reach them. Think about the permaculture principles and potential problems.
Use Egg-Shells in Your Garden
Next time, before you throw out empty egg-shells, think twice, because egg-shells are actually great for your plants. The egg-shells nourish your plants with calcium, and they attract insects. Insects protect your plants from pests. Win-win!
I love the pot-in-a-pot method! This can solve a lot of your gardening problems because this makes it very easy to move around your plants in your garden without hurting them. You might notice some plants don’t grow in certain light or soil, and then it’s super easy to move them!
One Project At a Time
If you’re starting with a new garden, don’t take up too many projects at a time! Gardening takes up a lot of time, attention, and love, and it’s best to focus on smaller projects at a time. Otherwise, you’ll have a full garden of dead plants. Not very nice, right?
Choose Plants Wisely
Really think about what plants you pick, because some are extremely high maintenance or will only be of use after a long term, such as fruit trees. If you want to grow crops within the year, it’s better to pick short term guest like easy lettuces. Make gardening easy, especially if you’re a beginner!
Don’t dig in your garden! Digging can completely mess up the soil, making it much harder for your plants to grow. It can completely disrupt the network of microorganisms, which are needed to feed your plants. Want a productive garden? Stop digging!
Start With Garden Containers
Container gardens are awesome! Especially for those with a small garden. Container gardens are the perfect way to start small and to learn more about gardening. Containers can be applied vertically to your wall, making it possible to use the space you have optimally!
Mulch Is Your Best Friend
Mulch is perfect to retain moisture in the soil! It also makes your garden bed look more attractive. There are many types of mulch, so be sure to read about what types of mulch there are and what’s best for your plants.
Your plants will love you if you add organic matter to the soil, like compost. You will notice the gardening becomes easier because you’ll have lest pests, diseases, and weeds! Stop feeding your plants, start feeding your soil. Also, be sure to keep your soil moist, so your plants will be able to get the water they need.
Work with Nature
Working with nature can make your gardening life much easier. By allowing insects, birds, frogs, and microbes in your garden, your garden becomes healthier and easier to manage. They all have their own benefits. The only thing you need to do is to provide a good habitat for them, such as birdhouses and insect houses.
Use Seed Starter Kits
Seed starter kits are the perfect way to start gardening. There are a lot of starter kids with the perfect easy crops and plants for a beginner. There are also kits that come along with trays that have the perfect conditions for the crops.
Don’t Plant Things Too Close Together
Plants like their personal space. They need room, and they don’t like some of the other crops. Some plants are great together, some aren’t. They’re just like humans!
You might’ve heard of the term ‘crop rotation’ before. It’s something farmers practice every year. Everything you grow affects the surrounding soil. If you grow the same plant on the same spot every year, the soil will be completely depleted of the necessary nutrients. Crop rotation is the solution to your problem! It’ll also keep pests on their toes.