Depending on the level of data you are looking to acquire when testing your yard’s soil, you can either purchase a store bought testing kit to use at home, or send out for a chemical lab test. The at-home testing kits look for potassium, phosphorus, nitrogen, and potential Hydrogen (pH). The test is conducted by […]
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.