Hello, gardeners! I’m here for you, ready to share my best tips for a new gardening routine. I’ve been gardening for years, so I know how hard it can be. You want your garden to look beautiful and bountiful, but sometimes that’s just not how things go. If you’re ready to change your gardening routine and start your garden off right, here are some tips from me:
Know Your Season
The first step in establishing a new garden routine is to know the season. To do this, you’ll need to determine your growing zone.
You can find this information at: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/seasons/zones-map.htm
Once you know what zone you are in, it’s time to start planting!
Plant in spring as soon as temperatures get above 45 degrees Fahrenheit and there has been no frost for 48 hours (you can check by using an app). For example if the temperature was 40 degrees and we had a frost last night then I wouldn’t plant today but conditions are right tomorrow so I’ll plant then!
Start With Seeds
The best way to get started with a new habit is to start small.
If you want to grow a garden, but don’t have much space or money, consider starting with seeds. They’re cheap! And if you live in an apartment or condo and need to plant vertically for space purposes, seed starters are super helpful as well. Growing plants this way also allows you to experiment with different varieties of vegetables that are not common in your area—cherry tomatoes anyone? Or maybe edamame would be more your style? Seeds can be planted at just about any time of year (except during the heat of summer), so there’s no reason not to give it a try!
Forget the Rules
Don’t worry about what other people are doing. Don’t worry about what you did last year. Don’t worry about the book you read or the advice your neighbor gives you, or whatever it is that’s holding you back from planting in a new way.
Just do it!
Give Some Shade
Plants need shade in the summer, even if you live in a place that gets a lot of sun. Most plants will do better under some shade so they don’t get fried by the rays of the sun. In fact, many of them can’t even survive if they are exposed to direct sunlight at all times.
Plants that need full-sun exposure will not do well with too much shade either. They need enough light to grow properly and fruit so they can be harvested later on! If you have ever grown tomatoes or peppers before then you know what I mean when I say ‘too much shade’ for certain plants…
Preserve Your Bounty
Preserving your bounty is one of the best parts of gardening. You can use it to create delicious meals throughout the year, or as gifts for friends and family. There are a variety of ways to preserve food, including canning, pickling and freezing.
- How to Preserve Food: If you want to make sure that your garden’s produce lasts all year long, follow these simple steps:
- Harvest ripe fruit or vegetables when they are ready; don’t let them grow too large or get too old before harvesting them!
- Wash vegetables thoroughly before preserving them (you may even want to peel some). Prepare any other fruits or vegetables in whichever way is most convenient for you—for example, if you’re going to freeze strawberries then wash them well with cold water first but don’t remove their stems since those will keep their shape better once frozen than if they were cut off first (and it’s easier).
- Store in an airtight container such as an old glass jar with lid on top loosely until ready for use later down at home when needed again sometime soon after putting away safely nearby where its own location would be found easily within reach whenever needed next time around during busy days ahead later down into future seasons ahead here soon enough tomorrow morning soon enough right away now tonight tonight tonight tonight right now now
If you’re ready to change your gardening routine and start your garden off right, you need this guide.
If you’re ready to change your gardening routine and start your garden off right, then you need this guide.
There are many important things to know when planting a garden: what season it is, how long it takes for seeds to grow, and even what type of plants best fit in the area where you live. But before we go over these important details, let’s get one thing out of the way: don’t listen to the rules! It’s tempting when looking at those glossy magazines that show beautiful gardens with annuals planted in neat rows around them. The truth is though that not everyone has enough room for such large gardens or wants an eye-catching display every year. So forget everything you thought previously about flower beds because we’re going off script from here on out!
After taking care of all those pesky chores like watering plants and picking weeds (you do remember doing this right?), there may be some extra time left over for other activities like reading books or watching movies—but why not use this time wisely by creating new memories? After all, no matter how much money people spend on entertainment options such as Netflix subscriptions or fancy gaming systems (PS4), nothing beats spending quality time outdoors while getting fresh air into lungs during summer months; whether it be playing games with friends while sitting under shade trees
We hope this guide has given you some new ideas for your garden. If you’re ready to change your gardening routine and start your garden off right, we think these tips will help.