Inside: Gardening Tips
So you want to start a garden and don’t know where to begin. Today, I’m going to give you a few Gardening Tips to get you started. The first thing to remember is a successful garden doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and a little planning. But the rewards are endless.
You don’t need an acre of land or an endless supply of money to be a successful gardener. All you need is a little inspiration.
Small Space Gardens
This pallet garden is a perfect example of economical small space gardening. Take a free pallet and turn it into an entire garden that fits on a small balcony or patio.
Rooftop gardens are proof that anyone can garden anywhere ~ even a rooftop in Brooklyn. A small space using containers will do just fine.
Another economical choice would be a square foot garden. I’ve used this method in the past and found it to be very successful.
And, it’s not for veggies only. Flowers look really nice in a square foot garden.
If you are new to gardening, set up one 4 x 4 square and give it a try. As you get better at gardening, add a couple more.
Dry Climate Gardening
What if you don’t get a lot of rainfall? There are ways to successfully grow without large amounts of water.
Have you heard about keyhole gardens? They use minimal water and have a chute that allows for active composting. I love the way they are shaped because it allows for easy access to the entire garden. They originated in Africa as a way to grow large amounts of food with little water.
You can purchase already prepared Keyhole Garden kits or build your own. They are a great use of space and all for returning the scraps directly back into the garden.
I believe that all gardening should be organic. It’s good for the land, people, and pets. You will use less water and you will have healthier plants.
If you are new to organic gardening then this blog will get you started. It’s easier than you think.
Get the Kids Involved
Gardening isn’t only for adults. Get your kids involved in every aspect of gardening. From planning, to planting, and harvest, children will learn so much by spending time in the garden.
Gardening tools can get expensive if you don’t take good care of them. Here are a few tips to make them last a long time. You don’t want to have to replace them every year.
Take the time to care for your gardening tools and they will last you a long time. Some good tools to have on hand are a shovel, garden spade, trowel, bypass pruners, and a weeding tool.
Check out these Essential Gardening Tools You May Not Know Exist.
Gardening is a wonderful lifetime hobby that produces more than fruits, flowers, and vegetables. Take some time to learn what works best for your area and enjoy planting a garden.