Do you love gardening? Gardening is not an exact science. Even experienced gardeners make mistakes. So new planters should not be intimidated. If you are starting out gardening and are considering yourself a beginner, the tips below can help you.
1. Soil testing
First and foremost, soil testing is essential to detect the pH levels and micronutrients present in your garden soil. Soil can be inspected at the garden center or at your home.
2. The right time to start planting
The timing of planting varies depending on the hardiness zone. The local garden center may help you choose the right planting time and the right plants for you.
3. Sufficient space between plants
Give enough space between the plants. If the young plants are too close, not all will survive. Or if they do, they often need water and fertilizer. Crowded plants are often susceptible to disease. Plant labels tell you the size of the room they need.
Some plants are shade plants. Others need sun. For some other plants, partial sun or shade. Place your container garden on wheels or a trolley. So you can move it around in the event your selected spot doesn't get as much sunlight as you originally thought.
5. Soak your roots
The thing you want is dry root balls. Soak the roots of a new plant well before putting it in the soil. And make sure the hole is bigger than the root ball before you attempt to put it in. The roots of the plant should be spread in order to absorb the moisture in the soil and absorb the nutrients in the soil.
6. Stay close to the water
Plan your garden near the water-source areas. Make sure you can bring water to the garden by the pipe. So make sure your plant gets the water it needs. The best way to tell if plants need watering is to push a finger an inch down into the soil. If it's dry, it's time to water.
7. Water in the morning
Water the plants in the morning to avoid water loss through evaporation. Another benefit of watering in the morning is that it allows plant’s leaves to dry up before evening. It helps to control the growth of mealybugs and fungi.
8. Label label label
For the first time gardeners, it's easy to forget which plant you planted and where. Take an extra minute to write a plant label. Pop this label next to the seeds, or plants you planted.
9. The perfect plants for beginners
Some plants are easier to grow than others. Plant these. Horticulturists recommend tomatoes, peppers, onions, bush beans and basil for easy-to-grow plants. It is too easy to grow and maintain for flowers, for example, sunflowers, dahlia, and roses. Ask your local plant nursery employee to direct you to the "hardy" plants.
10. Consider containers
Look for containers when there is room for a premium. Many plants can be grown in pots, including vegetables, herbs, flowers, and fruits. When gardening in containers, use a pot that is suitable for that plant. These pots are designing to be suitable for plants. It also helps protect against over- and under-watering.
11. Learn your frost dates
It is better to plant in the respective season. Planting too early or too late can be spell disaster to your garden. You need to know the last spring frost date. Plants can be harvested by this or moved indoors before late-season cold damages them.
12. Go organic
Make your soil, fertilizer, pest control and seed selection with organic selection. Heirloom produce plants taste much better than mainstream varieties. Plants that are fertilizers or chemicals can become weaker and more prone to disease.
13. Feed plants regularly
The best soil for plants is the most important one. At the same time, high-quality nutrition is also very important for plants. Soils with nutrients work best. In other words, amazing soil + organic fertilizer = super garden success! One month after planting, start feeding your plant with water-soluble plant foods. Be sure to follow label directions.