When you first brought your new plants home, they were probably a little bit shriveled up. They needed water and some sunshine to perk back up again. So now that they look healthier and happier than ever before, what do you do with them? How do you take care of them so that they stay healthy for years to come? Well, I’m here to tell you! This blog is going to be about how to get started with growing your own plants from seedlings all the way up until full-fledged flowers: everything from proper watering habits in the beginning stages all the way through how much sun it takes for an annual plant (and even perennials!) before moving on from there
So you bought some plants but now you don’t know how to take care of them? So many people want to get into gardening, but they aren’t sure where to start. I will give you tips on taking care of your new plants and how to grow your garden!
So, you bought some plants but now you don’t know how to take care of them? So many people want to get into gardening, but they aren’t sure where to start. I will give you tips on taking care of your new plants and how to grow your garden!
First things first, when it comes to caring for new plants there are a few steps that need to be taken. When you bring home your new plant make sure it’s potted in soil with good drainage and then place it where there is plenty of sunlight. Once the plant has been installed in its new home make sure that the soil stays moist during this time since wet roots are going through stress from being transplanted into their new environment. The most important thing about watering is not too much or too little so if you think about watering every week then go ahead and do so but if once a month works better for you then that’s fine as well! You’ll find out soon enough what works best for each individual plant because some will require different amounts depending on their size and type of leaves/stems/roots
How much water do your plants need?
So, how much water do your plants need?
The amount of water your plants need depends on the type of plant, soil and weather conditions. Most plants will require 1-2 inches of water per week. This can be achieved by watering deeply and less frequently or more frequently but not as deeply. It is important to check the soil before watering to ensure that it has enough moisture in it already. Watering in the morning is best because if you do it too late in the day, you run the risk of encouraging fungus growth on your leaves (which can lead to brown spots). If you are using a sprinkler, don’t water for more than 20 minutes at a time or they will overdo their root systems and become susceptible to disease and pests.
How much sunlight do they need?
The amount of light your plant needs can vary greatly. If you have a window in your living space, it’s likely that the amount of sunlight your plant receives from this light source is enough. However, if you don’t have a window or if there aren’t many windows in your house, you’ll need to place your plants near a natural light source such as a large window.
For example: If you are growing tomatoes or peppers outdoors and they are getting less than 6 hours of sun per day, they may not produce fruit at all!
What is the best soil for your plants?
There are a few factors that you need to consider when choosing the right soil for your plants.
- Soil should be rich in nutrients. When purchasing potting soil or any other type of organic growing medium, look for products that have been enriched with organic fertilizer and compost. This will help ensure your plants get all the necessary nutrients to grow well and stay healthy.
- The soil should be well-drained. If you choose an open container with drainage holes then this shouldn’t be a concern, but if you’re using bags or pots without drainage holes then it’s important that they aren’t sitting in standing water after watering—the excess moisture could lead to root rot as well as mold growth (which could kill your plant).
- The pH balance of your soil should be balanced between acidity and alkalinity so that it doesn’t affect plant growth negatively (too acidic) or positively (too alkaline). You can test this by using a pH tester on your existing dirt mixture before adding more materials into it; if the reading comes back somewhere above 7 then add some lime powder first before doing anything else because adding too much fertilizer will cause an imbalance over time which may make things worse rather than better unless corrected immediately.”
Where is the best place to plant them?
When it comes to planting, think sun. Plants need sunlight to grow and thrive, so make sure your plant gets at least 6 hours of sunlight each day. This means if you live in a place that has 4 seasons, you should wait until spring/summer/fall before planting because the weather is warm enough for them to survive (especially here on the East Coast where winter is brutal). However, if you don’t care about waiting until springtime or summertime then go ahead and plant your garden now!
- Go small. Don’t try to grow everything at once. You’ll be overwhelmed and your plants will suffer because of it. Start with one or two plants that you’re excited about, and then add some more later on when you’ve gotten the hang of things.
- Don’t worry about what other people are growing or doing—or even thinking about doing. All gardens are different, and there’s no right or wrong way to do things! What works for me might not work for you—and vice versa! So don’t get caught up in comparing yourself to others, because that’s just wasted time and energy (both yours and theirs). Do what makes sense for your space, experience level & budget–and trust yourself.*
Make a schedule.
- Make a schedule.
If you want to keep track of when to water and fertilize your plants, make a schedule. You can use a calendar or spreadsheet to record when each plant needs watering and fertilizing, as well as harvesting dates for fruits and vegetables. If you don’t have a schedule, it will be easy for you to forget about important tasks like watering or harvesting your plants!
Be cautious with fertilizer.
You don’t want to overfertilize your plants. There is a fine line between using fertilizer and using too much fertilizer, which can be harmful for your plant. In fact, the general rule of thumb is that you should only add about one-third of the recommended amount listed on the packaging for most fertilizers.
In addition to being careful about how much fertilizer you use, it’s also important not to apply it at the wrong time of year. For example, in warmer months (April through September) when temperatures are higher than 70 degrees Fahrenheit (21 C.), you should avoid fertilizing because it will make your garden susceptible to disease and fungus problems. Also note that if your garden receives direct sunlight all day long during these months, then this could damage some plants’ leaves as well as their roots! So if possible try not
And finally if possible try not watering them with too much water either – because this may cause root rot or mold growths which could kill off any remaining foliage/flowers left over from winter seasons past…
Get the proper tools.
When it comes to growing your plants, you need the proper tools. The right tools will make your job easier and faster, safer for you as well as for your plants, more enjoyable because you won’t be struggling with a cheap set of clippers or shoveling dirt with a broom, and more efficient in getting the job done.
There are many different kinds of gardening tools available on the market today: hand tools like trowels, rakes and hoes; mechanical equipment like lawn mowers and chainsaws; watering systems such as sprinklers and drip emitters; fertilizers such as compost or manure pellets; seeds that come packaged together with planting instructions (these are called seed packets).
Here is an overview of what some common categories might look like in an online store:
Befriend other gardeners! It’s nice to have a network of people to share your successes as well as problems with.
If you are new to gardening, it can be difficult to find the right information and resources. If you are serious about your garden, make sure that you have a network of people around you who can help. It’s okay if those people aren’t plant experts or master gardeners—they just need to be interested in your hobby and willing to share their time with you. You may even learn some tricks from them!
If there is someone who has been gardening for years nearby, invite them over for tea and ask if they could answer some questions about starting plants from seeds or other topics related specifically towards beginners such as yourself (e.g., “how often should I water my plants?”). The more advice they give away freely, the better off everyone will be because we all want our gardens looking gorgeous all season long!
With a little bit of extra knowledge and care, you can be on your way to a successful garden in no time!
With a little bit of extra knowledge and care, you can be on your way to a successful garden in no time! Here are some tips:
- Start small. It’s easy to get excited about all the plants you’d like to have in your garden, but it’s best to start with one or two that will fit your space and schedule. Once those plants are thriving, then you can add more!
- Make a schedule for watering. Remember that plants need water every day; otherwise they’ll dry out and die! If you’re not sure how often to water them, try using an indoor plant monitor so that you know exactly when they need attention.
- Be cautious with fertilizer—too much can cause damage (and waste money). Find out what type of fertilizer is best for the type of plant(s) by researching online at sites like https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/
We hope that this post has helped you learn more about gardening. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below!