First Time Getting Into The Garden Work? Do Not Be Trapped In Confusing Moments!

Are you fond of gardening? Are flowers, fruits, and vegetables excites you? But, don’t know how to start? Gardening is not a rocket science. With a little guidance and patience, you can start your garden. Don’t get confused if you are starting your garden first-time.
I am sharing you with gardening tool lessons for first timers. I hope that these lessons will prove beneficial to you.
1.     To know what to grow

Understand the type of soil, climate, rainfall, and sunlight in your area. These factors will help you to decide what kind of plants to grow. You can take the help any plant guide in your area, or even websites who sell seeds online can have some tips.
2.     Pick your plants

Do you want to grow fruits, vegetables or flowers? Select the plants as per your preferences. As a starter, I will advise you to grow lettuce. You can grow the seeds in a container or the garden. Harvest outer leaves. You can also start with tomatoes. You can get many tomatoes from just a single plant.
For selecting the plants, you can check online or seed catalogs. Read the plant descriptions carefully. The selected plant must fit into the soil, light and other growing conditions in your location.
3.     Tools for gardening

Take a good shovel for digging and hand trowel for small work. Also arrange tools for harvesting, deadheading, and pruning. Get knife for taking out weeds and gloves to protect your hand.
Chainsaw is a very important tool for every gardener, used for pruning and cutting. Without it, things can become really unsightly. So to make sure nothing will get in the way of your work, you must know how to start a gas-powered chainsaw correctly, which is one of the most common problems that can occur. Read the safety precautions and instruction manual thoroughly.
4.     Garden plot size

You can start with 16 by 10 feet space. You must always pick the plants that are easy to grow. If interested in the vegetable garden plant beans, beets, carrots or cabbage. These plants give more than one crop in a season.
5.     Grow plants at best spot

Grow your plants in the place where there is access to water, quality soil and sunlight or shade. As a beginner, start with small containers or raised beds. Containers are best to use if you have less space for gardening.
Plant the vegetables in a sunny area. They require 6 hours of direct sunlight. More sunlight they receive the better is the taste and harvest.
6.     Make the soil suitable 

Roots penetrate in soft soil. The texture of your soil must be loamy. There must be the proper drainage. You must make your soil fertile by adding fertilizer rich in nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
You must know the quality of your soil. If the soil has a lot of clay, sand or rocks add compost and other organic matter. This affects the quality of drainage of the soil. 8-12 inches of soil is sufficient if you are growing plants in the garden.
7.     Put the plant

Read the plant tag and plant them according to instructions. Stick these tags next to each plant. In this way, you will remember that how much water and sunlight they require.
Just like watering your plants is regularly required, weeding out the unwanted plant is vital as well. Weeds don’t allow the plants to grow. You must grow your plants at the proper spacing. Corn needs a lot of space and can overshadow shorter vegetables.
8.     Water your plants

You must provide less quantity of water to seeds or seedlings. After they have grown to some height, few cups of water are sufficient.
9.     You might be worried that how your neighbor garden is better than yours?

Don’t worry; you have just started growing plants. There are many things that you will learn from your experience. Next year your garden will also be as good as your neighbor’s garden.
10.  Listen to the experienced gardeners

The experienced gardeners have experienced more things than you. They know how to grow plants and what kinds of problems come. So, always listen to them, take their advice and implement.
11.  Start with seedlings rather than seeds

Planting a seed and watch them grow is very amazing. But as you are planting the seeds the first time it cannot grow as per your expectation. It is very disheartening if you are waiting for the sprouts to come after six weeks and they don’t come.
Start planting seedlings instead of seeds. They have the great chance of survival and boost your confidence as a first-time gardener.
12.  Learn from your problems

While you are working in the garden, try to find the solution for every small thing. Try to understand the cause of yellowing of leaves and provide the solution. It can be due to less water, more water, or spider mite infestation.
Author: Emily Taylor

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