Congratulations! You have decided to start your own garden, but you are unsure of how to begin the process. It is not as difficult as you might think.
Planting your own garden has a multitude of benefits. You will have a supply of fresh vegetables, but you will also be in control of how they are grown, meaning they can be as natural as you would like. Gardening is also a wonderful way to de-stress and a great way to practice mindfulness. There are a couple easy steps to achieve your own garden.
Picking the Location
When picking a location for your garden you want to ensure it is in a space that will get lots of sunlight throughout the day. You want to avoid areas that have a lot of trees around.
Prepare your Soil
You will need to break up your soil and ensure there are no roots or grass within it. A great way to break it up is to use a spading fork. Once you have it broken up make sure to mix in some fresh garden soil.
Picking your Vegetables
A quick and easy way to start your garden is to purchase young plants and plant them directly into your soil. Beets, lettuce, kale, cucumbers, peas, radishes, cherry tomatoes, and green beans are some of the best vegetables for beginner gardeners.
Planting your Vegetables
Now it’s time to plant! You will want to dig your holes two times deeper than your plant container is. You will also want to space your plants two to three feet apart from one another. Cover the plants with soil and lightly pat the soil into place.
Gently add water to the garden to ensure your soil is moist but not drowning. A spray hose nozzle that has a mist setting would be ideal.
Adding fertilizer will help keep your soil rich. You will want to lightly till the soil by hand and add fertilizer to it.
Time to Harvest
You will want to harvest your vegetables when they’re young and tender – but make sure you do not prematurely pick them. Make sure to pick them when you intend on using them.
You have just learned how to start your own garden and it is not as intimidating as it may seem. Time to enjoy some fresh veggies!
Published by HOLR Magazine.