Helpful Gardening Tips for Beginners

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Gardening is a great way to relax and spend time outdoors. Gardening can be a joy whether you work on a kitchen herb garden or tend heirloom roses. These gardening tips will help you cultivate your own patch of greenery.

If you are just starting out, it’s a good idea to begin small. You can plan a small garden with easy to grow vegetables and fruits such as tomatoes and strawberries. Try planting kitchen herbs in planters and pots made from terracotta.

It’s easier to care for the plants and flowers when you begin with a small piece of land. You learn about the right amount of water and fertilizer that your plants need to grow and thrive. A small garden can help you prepare to take on bigger and more complicated gardening tasks.

Additional gardening tips for when you venture into gardening for the first time include choosing plants that are easy to care for.

If you are interested in vegetable gardens, choose greens that are easy to grow like carrots, lettuce and spinach.

Fresh herbs introduce interesting flavors to daily meals. Mint, parsley and chives are easy to grow even in small planters. Flower gardens are delightful; geraniums, day lilies and Black-eyed Susans are some flowers you can consider for your first garden.

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Choose plants and vegetables that are locally grown. Native plants are more suited to the local soil type and they are more adapted to the climate. Local plants can grow and thrive without much supervision and with a minimal addition of fertilizers and pesticides.

Some important gardening tips for beginners include the danger of overwatering plants.

Plants should be watered at the beginning of the day, giving the leaves a chance a dry off in the sun. The amount of watering needed depends on the type of plants you have, the size of your garden and the soil type. Watering can be done using watering cans or a garden hose.

Use organic fertilizer to make your garden eco-friendly and toxin-free. Organic fertilizer is suitable for any type of soil and is beneficial to all plants. Organic manure, compost fertilizer and mulch enhance the nutritive value of the topsoil.

Grow your own produce and herbs with these gardening tips and make your meals delicious and healthful.

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Rick Godke is a lifelong gardener since age 8. He studied agriculture and taught high school horticulture. He spent almost 20 years working as a County Extension Agent in three states where he educated farmers, home owners, and youth in the areas of production agriculture and home horticulture. Godke has trained adult Master Gardeners and school-age 4-H members in every aspect of gardening, as well as establishing community gardens. He has introduced two daylily varieties with the American Hermerocallis Society and has served as a national certified national daylily exhibition judge. https://plus.google.com/104974890596183747499?rel=author

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