I’m a real beginner when it comes to gardening. As a kid, I planted some seeds in one of my little sister’s toys, but that was about all the experience I had growing up. That said, I recently decided to start my first garden and learned that it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be! Luckily, because this is something new for me too (and because who doesn’t want more flowers?), here are some tips from someone who has been there:
1: Make sure you have the right tools
- Make sure you have the right tools for the job
You are going to need a shovel, a rake, and a hoe. These three tools will help you move and turn soil, remove weeds from your garden bed, and cultivate it by removing any weeds that may be growing in between your rows of vegetables. Also make sure to get yourself a watering can so that you can water your plants when needed. Lastly, get yourself some nice gardening gloves before starting this work so that they don’t get dirty while digging or doing yard work!
2: Make sure to water your plants
Make sure to water your plants.
Watering is essential to the growth of plants, so don’t skimp on this step! Different plants need different amounts of water. Some plants need more water than others, so be sure that you are giving each type of plant what it needs in terms of drinking water. If a plant is not getting enough water, it will wither and die.
3: Plant things that are easy to maintain
Have you ever heard the phrase “easy as pie”? Well, this applies to gardening too! You want to make sure that you plant things that are easy to maintain. It’s best if you can find a combination of plants that are easy to grow, harvest and store; but also keep in mind how much time it’ll take for each individual plant.
Here are some specific examples:
- Tomatoes: These plants can be grown indoors or outdoors and they’re fairly low maintenance with regards to pruning and watering requirements. They’re also great because they can be eaten fresh or used in cooking/canning/preserves making so there’s no need to worry about wasting any fruits when they’re ready!
- Blueberries: This is another fruit crop that grows well throughout most climates although some may require extra attention depending on conditions like soil pH levels (blueberries prefer acidic soils). Blueberries also have high nutritional value compared other berries so eating them raw won’t just fill up your stomach—it’ll give it some nutrients at the same time as well!
4: Remember to be patient when growing a garden
- Remember to be patient when growing a garden
The key to any successful garden is patience, so don’t rush things or expect results overnight. There will be times when your plants will do what they want (or not) and that’s okay. Don’t worry about it! The important thing is that you’re enjoying yourself while working on your new hobby, and you’re having fun watching your garden grow.
5: Understand which plant grows best in different kinds of weather
The weather is an important factor to consider when selecting plants for your garden.
Plants that grow in hot weather are best suited to areas where it’s hotter than 80 degrees Fahrenheit most days of the year, such as Arizona or California.
Plants that grow in cold weather should be planted in areas with temperatures between 0 and 5 degrees Fahrenheit, such as Alaska or Maine.
Plants that thrive in humid climates can survive even when there’s moisture on their leaves at all times, like Florida or Hawaii.
On the other hand, if you live somewhere with a lot of windy days (like New Mexico), then your plant selection may need to be limited because these plants don’t do well with constant breezes blowing on them nonstop!
6: Learn more about gardening because there is so much more than what you see at first glance
6: Learn more about gardening because there is so much more than what you see at first glance.
If you are interested in learning how to garden, there are many ways to do it. You can go on the internet and search for information, or even better yet, ask someone who has experience with gardening. There are many people who would be happy to help you out!
7: Understand which conditions each specific plant needs to thrive
Once you have a basic understanding of the elements of a garden, it’s time to take it one step further.
First off, there are three types of light: sun, shade and partial shade. Sunlight usually comes in direct contact with plants for about five hours or more per day. Shade is any area that does not receive direct sunlight for at least four hours per day. Partially shaded areas may receive indirect sunlight for about three hours per day or less depending on the angle of the sun during that particular time of year.
When choosing which plant will thrive best in your garden space keep these things in mind:
- Warm climate plants need full sun all year round because they like warm weather conditions and high temperatures (above 60 degrees Fahrenheit). If they don’t get enough sunlight they will wilt easily and die back faster than other plants will grow out again when planted later on down the road! An example would be tomatoes which need lots o’ sunshine every single day until their fruits ripen fully–soil temperatures must remain above 65 degrees throughout this period unless otherwise noted on your seed packet label.”
8: Understand your limits and don’t over work yourself by growing too much in your first year
If you’re just starting out, it’s important to know your limits. A lot of people think they can do everything themselves, but it’s important to know when to ask for help or hire someone else. If your garden is too big for you, you’ll end up getting sick and frustrated with all the work involved. I’ve seen this happen many times before.
I recommend starting small in your first year. Plant enough veggies that are easy to grow and that will give back most of what they cost (so no lettuce), then expand your garden as time goes on if you feel like it’s necessary.
9: Prepare for weeds and make sure to keep them under control so they do not invade your garden
9: Prepare for weeds and make sure to keep them under control so they do not invade your garden.
- Forgot the mulch? No problem! Mulching is a classic way of keeping weeds at bay. It helps the soil retain moisture, prevents the sun from baking your plants in their beds, and offers nutrients as it decomposes on its way back into the earth. To mulch your garden bed, simply spread out a layer of organic material—like bark chips or leaves—on top of the soil before planting anything. This will help keep out weeds while also adding valuable nutrients to the soil over time.
- If you’re looking for something quicker or more convenient than digging up weeds with a shovel (we hear you!), there are several options available for killing unwanted plants without harming other parts of your garden: herbicides; pre-emergent herbicides; post-emergent herbicides; natural repellants such as garlic water; hand weeding by pulling off individual roots one by one!
10. Remember that gardening can be a lot of work so it might not be for everyone but if you really want a garden, dont give up! Keep going! You’ll make it!
Remember, gardening is a lot of work! You will have days where you feel like giving up but if you really want a garden, don’t give up! Keep going and you will succeed!
Takeaway. these are some basic tips to get you started on your garden!
If you want to start your own garden, these tips will help get you started. There are many more ways to go about it and everyone’s garden is unique, but if you follow these basic guidelines then you won’t be far off the mark!
These are some basic tips to get you started on your garden! These are essential elements of a garden and some tips for beginners.
And that’s it! I hope these tips will help you get started on your garden. Remember, if this is something you really want to do, don’t give up. You’ll make it!