In today’s society, there has been an increased emphasis on the need to lead organic lifestyle. Irrespective of the rich benefits of eating naturally grown food products, people still find it difficult to start gardening. While one group use time as an excuse, the other team uses stress. However, owing a home garden doesn’t have to be stressful or time-consuming.
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It has been discovered that those who own gardens (gardeners) eat more fresh vegetables and fruits compared to those who do not own gardens (nongardeners). When people decide to grow their crops naturally, they reduce the exposure of such crops to pesticides and other harmful organisms that might pose serious health risks to humans when consumed.
As a novice gardener, there as certain basic things you need to know to help you start up your garden successfully. You need to learn about the site, tools needed, soil type, climatic condition, seeds and harvest period, etc.
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1. Location Of Your Garden
The first thing you need to look out for is the site your garden will be located. The place you set up your garden will determine the intensity of solar radiation that the crops will be exposed to. So, you have to be careful. Also, the site should be where there is access to water. Example of gardening spaces includes backyard, basement, kitchen, and balcony.
2. Soil Type
This is another essential factor to consider when you want to start gardening. This might not be the most interesting aspect of gardening, but as we all know, when you plant on a fertile soil you don’t have to stress yourself too much for the plants to grow. The plants can flourish in good soil texture. The soil should be loose. Also, the soil should not be too sandy or heavy. Loamy soil is a good garden option.
3. Tools Needed
To make gardening more interesting and stress-free, there are many tools you can use. There are a few that every gardener ought to have including a pruner, garden hose, rake, shear, hand trowel, etc. However, it is imperative that you know what type of crops you will be planting before buying the tools.
4. Easiest Veggies to Start Gardening
As a novice gardener, it is not advisable to overwork your garden. You need to start with something elementary. Some of the easiest vegetables you should consider growing are tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and other salad greens, carrots, zucchini, etc. These veggies are easy to grow provided they are grown in the appropriate soil type.
5. Climatic Condition
Some outdoor gardening seasons are known to last throughout the spring and summer period. Indoor gardening is said to be the best for beginners as it enables a plant to grow well and requires less commitment. Also, many people start gardening inside.
Finally, most crops have different time of harvest, but for beginners, it is advisable to start with veggies that are easy to grow and harvest within a short period. Visit a Farmers Market close to you and meet with local farmers in your area for advice on gardening practices and stay tuned for more!