Getting Started with Gardening
Looking for a few good garden tips to get your garden started? Have you already planned out your garden for this year? Will you be planting a fruit garden, a vegetable garden, or a beautiful flower garden?
How much work does it take to have a successful garden? What are the benefits of having your own vegetable garden?
The gardening experience can be trying and a lot of work but it is very rewarding and a lot of fun. And let’s not forget that growing your own garden is healthy in more ways than one! It’s a great way to get some exercise. And having fresh vegetables versus store bought vegetables is so much healthier.
Fresher vegetables haven’t lost those all important vitamins and minerals like the store bought ones have that have been in the produce department for a while…not to mention that they were in a factory, distribution center, delivery truck…all before getting to the grocery store. A little stale, don’t ya think?
If you don’t have time or aren’t able to devote much work to your garden then a good type of garden to choose for this year would be a flower garden. What to plant in the flower garden? How about some perennial flowers? They stick around all year so you can enjoy them more. Not only are they beautiful, but they are hardy which means less work for you.
If you have the time and energy to devote to a garden, then go for a vegetable garden! You can plant different vegetables at different intervals so you can enjoy the harvest for longer. Of course, that isn’t a requirement…just an idea. 😉 There are vegetables that tend to do better if planted in certain months according to the area you live in. It’s true…a vegetable garden does require more work…but it is so worth it!
Now if you happen to have a green thumb and have the extra time and energy required to devote to a fruit garden, then I would encourage you to go for it! A fruit garden does require more time and work. It requires the soil to be just right for optimal growth to occur and you’ll need to plan how to keep the pests away. Whatever pesticide you decide on hopefully will be a good safe choice. You certainly don’t want to have someone get sick, or worse by eating the fruit you have labored for.
There is more than one way to have a successful garden, however, it is so much better if you plan out your garden and make sure you have everything you need before beginning. Look for more gardening tips coming soon. 🙂
I’d really love to hear from you…do you have any gardening tips for someone just starting a garden? Have you planted your garden this year? Tell me about it!