Really seasoned gardeners all seem to be full of knowledge and short cuts that will help them with their plants that the newer gardeners aren’t able to find in books or articles. You are going to run into plenty of obstacles and roadblocks that will make you want to scream or to give up but don’t let these keep you from succeeding.
Some tips are all about gardening in areas that are relatively hot or cold. These conditions are easier to deal with when you are open to the idea of modifying the bed in which you are gardening. You’ll need to do some research to learn more about this. We just wanted to throw that out there as a fast bonus for being here and reading our gardening tips.
Reflect Hard on What to Grow
Do not ever try to grow a garden without first giving real thought to what you’ll be planting in. Learn to let your plants tell you what you should be doing and remember that mother nature is always in charge. The plants are going to have their own requirements in terms of the soil and the other things that are needed for growing a garden. As far as your beginning materials, seeds, sprouts, bulbs–they’ll all dictate what kind of soil and other things you need. You’ll never want to plant seeds in clumpy soil, for example–soil should always be fine.
Read Resources Online
Whether you’ve been learning about gardening by reading magazines or online, you’ve probably seen plenty of ads for bulb merchants. We don’t really have any problems with these ads, but it is incredibly important that you are careful about the places from which you buy your bulbs. It’s okay to find your favorite bulb supplier online. But as far as we’re concerned, there’s no better place to buy bulbs than a local nursery. The primary reason for this is that we can actually touch them and inspect them–check out their firmness, etc. You should try that first–plus, visiting nurseries is fun!
We want to give you a small reminder here about keeping your skin healthy when you are gardening in the sun. You probably already know from the vast amount of information available about over exposure to the sun. Its so easy to lose track of time when working in the garden and often before you know it, you have spent hours out there. It is too easy to ignore proper skin protection when you get involved in the garden work. So each time you plan to go work in your garden, take time to protect your skin.
We want to encourage you to ask others for help should you ever need it. Trying to figure out a unique problem can be difficult, even with all the information available online.
Or, you can ask people for tips that will help you produce the best looking flowers or best tasting vegetables. As you plant each year, we hope that these tips and hints are of value to you. This activity allows you to change things up and try out new ideas each year. So feel free to spread your wings and broaden your horizons.