Jul 25, 2017

Tips and Guides for First Time Gardeners

One of the most rewarding and productive projects that you can do in your own home is to build your own garden. Having a garden at home not only improves the look of your house, but it also gives you a nice set of plants to grow. Having a garden at your home also helps you learn new skills that are beneficial for off-grid survival, like being able to grow your own food, knowing how to make the soil healthy, and how to protect your plants from unwanted pests.

Despite the many benefits of making your own garden, some people are still reluctant in doing it, mainly because not many people are knowledgeable in gardening. Thankfully, here are some tips and guides for those who are making a garden for the first time.

1.    Start small
One of the things that you need to know when making a garden for the first time is that it takes a good amount of time to maintain it, which means the larger your garden is, the longer it takes to maintain it. For first time gardeners, it is best to start out small. This is a great way to gauge how much time you are taking when it comes to tending your garden, and is a great way to get familiar with the processes related to gardening much quicker. Once you have become comfortable with the gardening process, you can choose to expand it to add more plants.

2.   Plan out your gardening style

Before making your garden, you have to decide upon what kind of gardening style you would like to use. There are different styles in gardening, and each of them have their advantages and benefits on specific types of plants as well. Would you want to grow your plants within planters? Or would you want to grow them on tilled soil? Your gardening style would give you an idea of what kinds to plant, and how much the preparation and materials would cost.

3.   Pick plants that you would use at home
One of the main reasons for making a garden is the fact that you are able to grow your own plants that you can harvest for food, or be able to grow flowers to give your house a better look.With this in mind, it is important to choose the right plants to grow in your garden. If you are looking to grow vegetables, then plants like potatoes, peas, carrots, and onions are great selections. For flowers, sunflowers, marigold, and orchids would be ideal.

Key Takeaway

Creating your own garden takes a good amount of time and effort, and is a rewarding experience that would help sharpen your survival skills as well. Knowing how to grow your own food is a great skill to learn, especially when going outdoors. These basic gardening tips would help in giving you a nice start in gardening. Who knows when you’ll need to grow your own food when you’re out in the vast wilderness.

About the Author:

Esther Diaz
A 22-year-old graduate of graphic design, DIY enthusiast, make-up lover and has a love-hate relationship with desserts. I dream to be soon one of the known bloggers.

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