The garden is one of the most relaxing places in the world. It’s a place where you can get away from the hustle and bustle of life, enjoy nature, and just relax for a bit. But it’s also much more than that! Your garden can be used as a way to treat your body, mind and soul with nutrition-packed fruits, vegetables, and flowers. Follow these tips from BTG’s gardening expert:
Do your research.
When you’re planning your garden, it’s important to do research. First, figure out which types of plants you want to grow. Then, research the soil and sunlight requirements for each plant (some plants will need more sunlight than others). Finally, find out how best to grow fruits and vegetables in your region or climate zone.
Some tips on how to do this:
- Try asking at a local nursery about what kinds of fruits and vegetables grow well in your area. They may be able to recommend some great varieties that are well-suited for growing conditions in your region.
- Look online for information about gardening by season—you can find many websites dedicated solely to providing tips on when seeds should be planted so they can sprout at just the right time!
To get started, you will need to know what plants you want to grow in your garden. You can plant seeds directly into the ground or transplant them from starter pots. If you are growing fruit trees or bushes, it’s best that they be planted in their permanent location as soon as possible after receiving them from the nursery or mail order store.
When planting bulbs and plants indoors at home, make sure they’re watered regularly until they are well-established outside after being moved outdoors. For example: if you are planting tomatoes in April and want them ready for harvest by September 1st then start watering them right away after transplanting outdoors so that their roots have time to develop before hot weather arrives!
Label and Categorize your plants.
Another step to make your garden more productive is to label and categorize your plants. You can easily do this yourself by using a marker, but if you’re going for a more professional look, here are some options:
- Make recycled paper labels using old magazines (this is how we made our first set!).
- Try some DIY style ones from Instructables.com or Etsy.com (these are some of my favorites).
- If you want something more permanent, go with vinyl or cork labels that can be reused season after season!
Be careful with your sun exposure.
Whether you’re a gardener who’s just starting out or someone with years of experience, it’s important to remember that different plants need different amounts of sunlight.
If you have a small yard and don’t want to take up too much space with your garden, try planting smaller bushes like raspberries and blueberries. These plants can grow in partial shade—that is, areas where there is some sun but not direct sunlight all day long. If you want to plant something that requires more water than other vegetables but doesn’t need direct sunlight (such as cucumbers), consider putting them in the shade close to your house where they’ll get dappled light throughout the day.
Stick to a watering schedule.
Plants have a variety of different watering needs, so it is important to know the type of plant you are working with before determining how often and how much water it will need.
If you are using a drip system, this should be programmed for your plants each week and will tell you exactly when to water. The best way to ensure that all your plants get enough water is by installing an automated irrigation system so you don’t have to worry about forgetting or overdoing it!
Layer your plants for a beautiful effect.
When you plant different plants in your garden, make sure to stagger them so that they don’t all reach maturity at the same time. For example, if you plant peas and beans together, the peas will be ready for harvest before the beans are ready to pick. By staggering your planting times, you can enjoy a continuous supply of fresh produce throughout the growing season.
You can also layer plants with different heights and sizes—taller plants at back of garden beds or in front of shorter ones—to create an eye-catching landscape design that also protects smaller plants from wind damage.
In addition to creating layers with varying heights, layering by color is another way to add interest to your yard or garden space without sacrificing beauty or productivity! You may want to plant some taller flowers around shorter ones; experiment with planting some taller bushes around shorter ones; try adding brightly colored annuals in between rows (or beds) of perennials; etcetera…the options are endless!
Enjoy the fruits of your labor. Enjoy the fruits of your garden. Enjoy the fruits of your plants and flowers. You’ve done a great job, and now it’s time to reap the rewards.
In the end, gardening is a wonderful hobby that anyone can enjoy. It’s also a great way to get in touch with nature and learn more about how plants grow. If you want to try it out for yourself, just follow these tips! You’ll be harvesting delicious fruits and vegetables in no time.