Sometimes, the most unexpected things that are peacefully sitting by your home can be the most helpful tools to fill your lack of gardening expertise. Too many experiments, however, may lead you to harm or even kill your plants instead. To guide you, below are 12 healthy houseplant hacks for your non-green thumbs. Find a […]
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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.
Healthy plants don’t come naturally. Several factors are what make this possible like sunlight, water, soil, and even fertilizers. The latter is quite popular in the market. However, you can improvise your very own versions of fertilizers at home. All these, without having to spend as much, or even spend at all. Below are secret […]
The secret to thriving houseplants all year round is in proper and regular maintenance. You should take note that as seasons change, so do your plants’ needs. As a gardener, it is your job to ensure your plants’ adaptability and flexibility across different periods in a year. To guide you, below are factors that you […]
Houseplants do more than contribute to your space’s aesthetic. In fact, they provide so many health benefits for you like how they provide calmness, and sometimes even serve as a vacuum for dirt floating around your place. Even when you don’t have a green thumb, you can still enjoy all the benefits of houseplants at […]
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