As a first time gardener, gardening should seem quite overwhelming. However, it shouldn’t be complicated. As soon as you understand the ins and outs of gardening, it could be the most rewarding activity ever, especially when you begin to actually reap the fruits of your simple labor. Check out these 6 steps in order to […]
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.
Whether you’re the newest member of the gardener’s community or not, you would definitely appreciate some of these tips to ensure the success of your vegetable garden. You don’t have to be the best, you just have to keep in mind a few things. Below are 6 tips to help you get started: Let there […]
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According to the National Gardening Association, 35% of U.S. households grew food at home or in community gardens in 2013, a 17% increase compared to 2008. Moreover, contrary to the usual notion of food gardening being strictly for the elderly or those from rural areas, the number of millenial gardeners from urban areas grew more […]
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Because of the coronavirus, many grocery stores are facing shortages that mean people don’t have enough access to fruits and vegetables. Because of this, many people are taking things into their own hands and growing fruits and veggies at home. Garden stores are seeing a surge in sales, and greenhouses with many different kinds of […]
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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 […]
Now that a pandemic has fallen upon us, more and more families are trying to increase their levels of self-reliance and sustainability. The number one way folks are acquiring these skills, is by learning how to garden. There are several tips that you can adhere to in order to get your gardening journey started, such […]