In order to get the most out of mulching and to avoid experiencing the opposite effect instead, it is necessary for you to use it correctly. Mulch is important for so many reasons, one being a great instrument to help control weeds that may be detrimental for your plant’s progress. Learn more about: Advantages and […]
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.
A few benefits that mulching bring include: conservation of soil mixture, ensuring soil health, minimizing weed growth, and enhancing your plant’s overall visual appeal. Failing to mulch properly, however, can lead your plant to serious trouble. Below are 10 do’s and don’ts that you must keep in mind as you mulch: Do use mulch as […]
Whatever plant you try to grow in a container, its roots will continue to grow endlessly, even when you feel like the top has reached its maximum height already. Over time, when left untouched, these roots could potentially cause your plants to die out of starvation or dehydration as its roots continue to absorb most […]
The magic of nature and its healing properties are beyond what we deserve. No, I am not only referring to the medicines and tonics that we get from it but the calmness it provides for our mental health. Developing a green thumb, or finding your own simple ways of reconnecting back to greenery and nature […]
If you want a sustainable and successful garden, then you have to consistently prune your plants from time to time. By cutting off dead, diseased, and damaged growth, you get to ensure your plant’s health and vigorousness—improving air circulation and reducing pest and/or disease occurrences—without needing harmful sprays. Tips for better pruning: Use the right […]
Gardening is a beneficial activity to consider in your systems. Not only does it help you do physical tasks regularly, it also is very good for your mental well-being. All those benefits with a bonus: fresh supply of produce. If you’re a beginner or even still considering on hopping onto this emerging trend, this article […]
The most common problem for plant lovers like you living in urban areas must be the lack of space that’s traditionally required for a home garden. But, this shouldn’t be a problem anymore, as soon as you discover and understand the different methods, tips, and possibilities of gardening in small spaces. Below are 17 tips […]
With no doubt, there’s so much to love about growing your own live home decors to easily amp your space’s aesthetic, and/or even harvesting your very own regular supply of fresh produce. Home gardening in itself poses so many promising benefits to anyone who’s thinking of incorporating it into their lives. If you’re looking into […]
With just a little amount of space required, home gardening can work wonders for you. But, with so many other factors to consider like water, air, moisture, etc., where are you even supposed to begin? Before anything else, it is important to finalize what type of garden you’re leaning on to and space you have […]
An aesthetically designed garden is no match to a well-maintained one. As a gardener, you should know that your job doesn’t stop as soon as you cover your seedlings and/or roots with soil. It is a continuous process of commitment and learning. For this article, learn about the significance of understanding and managing the conditions […]