Why do you need to grow your own food? How many reasons can you think of?
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.
Liquid Fertilizer: Compost Tea
Plants, like humans, require food and water to survive. One way of helping plants grow is by using compost and liquid fertilizer.
Best Weeding Tools: Guide and Recommendations
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.
Horsetail Plant: Equisetum Hyemale
Horsetail is an evergreen plant with no flowers that are not only great for your pots but also has a number of health benefits.
6 Vegetables to Plant Now for a Fall Harvest
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 […]
Gardening with Allen: Cut Back Heat-damaged Plants
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 […]
How to Grow Your Own Backyard Berries in Containers
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 […]
Planting in Pots and Other Ways of Playing with Permaculture in the Big City
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 […]
What is Permaculture? Designing a Resilient Garden
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 […]
Can You Grow an Avocado Tree at Home? Potentially – Here’s What You Should Know
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 […]
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