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 […]
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.
Succulents, although famous for being low maintenance as they require only a minimal amount of water, are just like any other plant that needs some pruning and trimming now and then. Some succulents can grow larger than expected and then eventually outgrow their garden space or containers. Thus, making a few cleanups necessary. Furthermore, what […]
Thinking that all insects are bad for your plants is wrong. Although there are quite a number of those who bring nothing but threats to your plants, there are still a few insects who are beneficial and helpful. These “good” insects help thwart out the “bad” ones by preying on them. Generally, by attracting natural […]
Adding some quirky details to your planters must be nice to at least bring out some fun to your home gardening. Not only can it be aesthetically beneficial for your home, but it could also be a great conversation starter for any home visitor. Not to mention how personalizing planters can be a fun and […]
With no doubt, fertilizers play an important role in bringing back nutrients that your plants need in order to grow healthy and productive. However, you should know that there are different types of fertilizers carrying different benefits. Before picking fertilizers to use for your garden, make sure to learn about their basics first, in order […]
Bell peppers are commonly regarded as plants that are difficult to grow. But, what people don’t know is that their whole planting process is not complicated at all, for as long as you give them the right attention. When properly treated, these plants could be truly rewarding as they come with a versatile purpose, beneficial […]
Making your own seedling pots out of recycled materials is a great way to not just save a few bucks, but as well as minimize the trash that you contribute to the community. Additionally, this method is also a great way to exercise your artistic skills and let you put out the creativity you possess […]
How beautiful would it be to have a supply of fresh produce right at your reach? Well, now you can. If you’re still uncertain as to what plant to grow in your garden, below is a list of vegetables that grows and thrives easily. They’re perfect especially if you’re a beginner with little to no […]
Who doesn’t love growing multi-purpose plants in their homes, right? Generally, plants are used as home decors to give life to a room. But, what most don’t know is that some plants can also work wonders as natural purifiers. If you’re still undecided with what to plant at home, consider these indoor plants that are […]
With indoor gardening, you no longer have to wait for summer to just to start gardening again. Not only is it a good way to head start your summer garden, you is another way to help you save a few bucks as well. Below are a few tips shared by a longtime gardening expert: Get […]