If you want an abundant fall garden, start planting your crops midsummer. The key is to plant fast-growing crops while the soil is still warm so that the seeds germinate quicker. Here are six vegetables that you can grow now for a fall harvest: Cucumber – Cucumbers seeds sprout faster in warm temperatures, and you […]
Home Gardening Tips
Welcome to iGarden101
iGarden101.com provides Organic Gardening and Home Gardening Tips for Beginners. It is basically a journal of what I have been doing in my garden.
How to Start a Garden
There are many reasons why a person would like to start a garden. Some do it as a hobby. Others because of the need to eat healthy organic vegetables and fruits. Thus growing their own food is the way to go. Others because of the intention to save money; vegetables and fruits (especially the organic ones) have become more expensive in groceries. However, starting a garden can sometimes remain as a wishful thinking. We procrastinate or build different reasons of why we simply cannot begin or keep up.
And we hear the usual statements like:
“I would have wanted to, but I’m not a green thumb!”
“I don’t have the time to do it because of my work.”
“I simply don’t like touching the soil; it’s dirty.”
“I don’t have money to buy tools, seedlings, and seeds.”
How to Start Gardening
How do you find gardening? Do you find it daunting?
Here are simple steps to start your garden:
Step 1: Change your outlook (attitude) toward gardening. Everyone can grow a garden. Though some people are really skilled and gifted, it does not mean you cannot grow a plant. (I hope to prove that everyone can at least plant, and more so grow a garden.)
Step 2: Give time to your garden. Gardening can be a good exercise; it is therapeutic.
Step 3: There are times when we need to be dirty to stay healthy; and gardening is one of these times.
Step 4: Just start a garden with what you have. Do you know that I started my garden from the vegetable cuttings I have? Yes, you can grow the cuttings of the spices and vegetables you bought from the grocery.
Step 5: Revisit this site and let us continue to learn from each other.
Step 6: Subscribe to our newsletter to regularly receive tips and updates.
Step 7: Enjoy. Try to have fun as you learn, experiment, and relearn.
Heat may have damaged many plants over the summer. Container plants have suffered the most, and the heat did not spare trees. With all of their dried leaves and dead flowers, you might consider throwing away those plants. But don’t do that, because it’s not over for these plants. Key takeaways: Plants have a transpiration […]
Growing your own fruit garden is a cheap way to get your tasty fruits right from your backyard. Berries can grow in spaces like window boxes, hanging baskets, and pots on your patio. Growing berries in containers have plenty of benefits, such as little to no weeding and keeping slugs away from your fruits. Key […]
Growing your farm doesn’t need huge land, a tractor, and complete self-sufficiency. You can grow your food inside your house. So creating a garden even in a small home isn’t as hard you think. But you better have pots and planters because they will be the key to your home garden. Key takeaways: You can […]
Do you want a resilient farm that provides your food and crops, a garden that produces varieties of herbs and flowers, and a habitat for wildlife? If so, you can try to make a permaculture ecosystem. It requires much practice, patience, and determination, but it will be worth it once you have that productive permaculture […]
Avocadoes are healthy and delicious fruits with health benefits such as lowering cholesterol and improving digestion. If you love avocados, why not grow some in your yard? You don’t need a farm, but there is some important information that you need to know when getting started at home. Determine when and where to plant your […]
Culturing food is using bacteria or yeast to break food down into simpler parts and preserving it. This process is essential for people who want to save money and prevent food waste. To avoid waste, you need to make the most out of the extra cultured foods that you may have. Key takeaways: If you […]
Probiotics are helpful not only for humans but plants as well. They are beneficial bacteria that help plants resist environmental stresses and allow them to grow more productively. Key takeaways: Probiotics help seeds and cuttings survive. They help improve the root mass, growth, and color of the plants as they grow. Remember to store new […]
There is a lot to love about garlic – it makes dishes delicious and it’s very healthy. LEarn the benefits of garlic.
Not all container plants thrive in a sunny and hot location. Check out these container plants for full sun and heat.