Beginners Guide To Gardening

Wouldn’t it be nice if you can just pick up the vegetables in your own garden? The convenience that it has will surely make you plant your own vegetables in no time. Whether you have a big space for planting, or a limited one, you can still plant. Always remember that it is not always about the space of your garden, but your determination to do it.

There are a lot of tips online, but this article from almanac.com will seem like vegetable gardening is easy as pie!

PICK THE RIGHT LOCATION 

Picking a good location for your garden is absolutely key. A sub-par location can result in sub-par veggies! Here are a few tips for choosing a good site:

  1. Plant in a sunny location. Most vegetables need at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. The more sunlight they receive, the greater the harvest, the bigger the veggies, and the better the taste.

  2. Plant in good soil. Plants’ roots penetrate soft soil more easily, so you need nice loamy soil. Enriching your soil with compost provides needed nutrients. Proper drainage will ensure that water neither collects on top nor drains away too quickly.

  3. Plant in a stable environment. You don’t want to plant in a place that’s prone to flooding during heavy rains, or in a place that tends to dry out a lot. You also don’t want to plant somewhere where strong winds could knock over your young plants or keep pollinators from doing their job. Plant in a location that would make Goldilocks proud. Continue reading here..

Start gathering every tool that you need and of course the seeds for you to start growing your vegetable in your own garden today!

Is Your Soil Ready For Planting

It’s been a year since we went gardening, and winter is finally done. The animals in the farm are now more lively, and the soil is getting warmer. It is a sign that summer is coming to take over. This is the sign that we have to go out and grab our gardening tools and start rowing and digging the soil. But is this the right time? Let’s take some time to recall the gardening process that we need to do with the help of this article from bonniplants.com

The soil is the precious life-blood for any and all things you plant this year. Before you start digging away, there are a few things you should know. The purpose of tilling is to mix organic matter into your soil, help control weeds, break up crusted soil, or loosen up a small area for planting. You do not need to till or break up the soil very deep; less than 12 inches is better.

Tilling too often or deep can do more damage than good to your soil. Enthusiastic rototilling done too early in the season can result in the earth’s becoming hard and unable to retain moisture. Any heavy tilling when the soil is wet is also destructive to soil structure. The soil will become terribly compacted and dry out too fast. See full post here

Make your summer worth it and start planting!