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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.
Storage for Apples and the Best Ways to Keep Them Fresh
Looking for ways to extend the shelf life of your apples? Check out these storage tips and tricks for keeping your apples fresh and crisp.
Drainage for Potted Plants: Why Drainage Is Very Important for Your Container Plants
Any site you visit, book you read, or gardener you talk to will most probably give you the same tip: drainage for potted plants.
Using Coffee Grounds for Plants: A Yay or Nay?
Using coffee grounds for plants? It’s a creative approach to repurpose something that would otherwise wind up in the trash.
Fertilizer DIY: Natural and Organic
Fertilizer is an important part of gardening and agriculture, used to help plants grow and remain healthy. It is applied to soil to supplement the natural nutrients present in the earth. Fertilizers can be either organic or synthetic, each with its advantages and disadvantages.
Bokashi: for a Cleaner Kitchen and a Healthier Garden
Bokashi is a type of composting that uses beneficial microbes to break down food waste.
What Is a Japanese White Pine?
Japanese White Pine is a trendy landscape plant with relatively few problems when planted in an area with cooler temperatures and good drainage.
Using Nitrogen for Plants and 11 Natural Sources to Get From
Home gardeners should be familiar with how nitrogen (or a lack thereof) might affect their plants, as nitrogen is one of the three macronutrients needed for plants to grow.
Raised Beds: Why Is It a Good Idea
There are many benefits of raised beds for gardening. One of the most obvious benefits is that you can garden in a raised bed even if you have poor soil. The improved drainage in a raised bed also helps to avoid waterlogging, which can kill plants. Another advantage of raised beds is that they warm up earlier in the spring and stay warmer later into the fall than traditional gardens. This extends the growing season for crops, allowing you to grow more food! Finally, raised beds are easy to work with and can be customized to fit any space or need.
Fertilizers: Why Is It Important for Plants
Plants flourish on soil that has enough nutrients to support their optimum growth. Fertilizers can enhance soil quality and promote plant development.
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