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 […]
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.
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.
No yard space to grow your vegetables? No problem!
Here are some container gardening ideas for vegetables for you.
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? […]
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 […]
Your plant is trying to tell you something. Listen closely, before it’s too late. Understanding plant language can be your best tool for a thriving garden.