Baking soda is a staple for every household. It is a versatile product that you can use for yourself, your home, and yes you guessed it right, for your garden —although not so many people know about this just yet. Table of Contents What is baking soda? How is baking soda used in the garden? […]
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.
Gardening comes in different classes, types, methods, and even materials. Aside from the traditional method of container gardening in hard plastic pots, ceramics, and or clays, gardening in fabric pots is also a good choice—the best even, for most people. It’s light, eco-friendly, easy to clean, and it’s very versatile. To learn more, read on. […]
Lately, the concept of essential oils and gardening has been hot. And although both these concepts are already marvelous as they are, one cannot deny the power they possess when combined. How is this possible? Essential oils are nature’s gift to us. They’re organic, safe, and of course, they’re very versatile — perfect not just […]
Any site you visit, book you read, or gardener you talk to will most probably give you the same tip: when it comes to container gardening, you have to make sure that you provide your plants with good drainage. Now, what does good drainage mean and what role does it play? Table of Contents: Why […]
Your plant is trying to tell you something. Listen closely, before it’s too late. The look of your plant’s leaves speaks volumes of your plant’s state. Yes, they’re not just food makers, but they’re also interpreters of your plant’s health condition. With this, you need to pay close attention because even the slightest difference in […]
Garden insects are not only useless, but they’re also very destructive. Luckily, there are few ways that can help you get rid of them in the safest way possible. Since you wouldn’t want to kill the beneficial bugs, pesticides are definitely not advisable. Since there is no 1-kill-solution, you might as well learn more about […]
The first step to solving anything is knowing what the problem is first. In terms of trying to solve pest concerns in your garden, it’s best if you’ll learn more information about these pests beforehand. From then on, it will be a lot easier for you to manage and deal with them. Below are 5 […]
Gardening is not just for you but it can be a fun little family activity too. Free your kids’ sight from all the blue blight brought about by their gadgets—let them step out and wonder at the beauty of nature’s best! Below are 10 gardening projects that you can try or simply take inspiration from. […]
Whether you don’t have enough yard space, or simply don’t enjoy planting under the outdoor heat, you can always opt for indoor gardening. Through this, you can easily lighten up a cold and dull room, without having to try so much. To ensure a delightful indoor gardening experience, it would be best for you to […]
Having slugs or even snails in your garden can be really detrimental to your plants. Moreover, even keeping them away is a greater hassle. Many opt for commercial slug pellets to get rid of them, but they’re not as effective, especially with the presence of rain. Slugs love moisture, so you might want to change […]