A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening
Gardens are a great way to get fresh vegetables without having to pay the high prices from a store. You can place your garden just about anywhere that has good soil, plenty of light, and a source of water available.
If you live in a place that is limited on space, you can even plant your garden in pots and containers, placing them on your patio or balcony. There are a few things that you should be aware of if you haven’t grown a garden before, though.
Most first time gardeners will think of a garden and imagine how a luscious and large plot of land will look when all of their plants are grown and it’s time to harvest.
They get pictures in their mind of the large quantity of vegetables they will have and how they will be selling some and giving even more away to friends and family. While this is a great dream to have, and it can happen, there is a certain amount of work that is involved in making something like this a reality.
You have to realize that each type of plant will require certain amounts of sunlight, water, and nutrients in the soil. What may be good for one plant can be extremely dangerous for another type of plant.
You will also need to realize that the size of your garden will ultimately determine the amount of work you will have to do in order to make it work out for you. If you have a small plot, then it might only require a few minutes a day to water and weed out. If you have acres of land that you are planning on planting, then you are looking at hours a day, every day.
If you are unsure as to how to even begin a garden, the first thing you need to do is figure out what your soil base is comprised of. Most home plots are nothing more than top soil that grass can grow on. You will need to add some kind of compost or potting soil to make the ground ready for plants to grow.
You can always ask a gardening professional, or a garden center employee what kind of potting soil and nutrients you should use in the area you live in.