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.
Home Gardening Tips
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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.
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.
Plants flourish on soil that has enough nutrients to support their optimum growth. Fertilizers can enhance soil quality and promote plant development.
Why do you need to grow your own food? How many reasons can you think of?
Plants, like humans, require food and water to survive. One way of helping plants grow is by using compost and liquid fertilizer.
Any site you visit, book you read, or gardener you talk to will most probably give you the same tip: drainage for potted plants.
A weed may be described as any plant or vegetation that interrupts farming or forestry objectives, such as growing crops, grazing animals, or cultivating forest plantations.
A weed may even be defined as any plant growing where it is not wanted. For instance, a plant may be valuable or useful in a garden, farm, or plantation. But if the same plant increases where it lowers the value of agricultural produce or spoils aesthetic or environmental importance, it is considered a weed. Yet, some plants are still weeds regardless of where they grow.
Using coffee grounds for plants? It’s a creative approach to repurpose something that would otherwise wind up in the trash.
Horsetail is an evergreen plant with no flowers that are not only great for your pots but also has a number of health benefits.
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 […]