Gardening is an enjoyable activity that anyone can take part in. Growing your own food is quite rewarding. While gardening can be intimidating if you are not sure exactly what to do, that does not have to be the case. The following article shares tips you can use when you have made the decision to grow your very own garden.
Preparing for a garden is one of the most important things you can do. Initially, you need to try and determine where you will be growing your garden. The space you have will determine what and how much you can grow. How much light does this area receive? How big is it? What type of soil is there already?
Once you have your spot determined it is time to decide what you want to grow in your garden. Take into account the light the area gets as well as the space you have. The weather also plays a big role in your selection. You also need to grow things that you and your family will enjoy.
Next, it is time to actually prepare your garden. You first need to till the soil and get it all broken up and ready to grow your plants. Then you need to make sure your soil is ready to produce you a nice crop. Depending on your soil type, you might need to add in fertilizer and other products. Your local extension office can test your soil to see what it needs and how you can make it healthier.
When your soil is ready, it is time to plant. Will you plant seeds? Or do you want to plant plants? It is important to know the space that each plant needs and plant it accordingly. Each plant is different and their roots need space to grow to their full potential.
As you get all your plants planted, you need to begin watering your garden. The amount of water it needs will depend on the plant, the weather and your soil. Water is crucial in plants development and growth.
As your plants begin to grow, you need to maintain your garden. Weeding is one very important thing you should do. If you let weeds take over your garden, not only does it look bad, but it can also start robbing nutrients from the plants you do want growing in your garden. You should strive to regularly remove all the weeds from your garden. You also need to monitor your plants for bugs, fungus or other diseases. If something is bothering your plants, you need to quickly take care of it so your whole garden does not become infested.