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Gardening Tips for Beginners

It is the middle of winter, and it snowed yesterday, but today the sun is out, and I thought it is never too early to think about gardening. March will be here in less than a month and Spring is not far behind. Over the next few posts, I am going to focus on gardening.

If you are just beginning with gardening, don't be afraid for it is not meant to be difficult. In fact, it can be so much fun much more than what you think. If you don't know how to start, there is always an avenue of knowledge for you: your parents to assist you, informational books and magazines to read, and the internet to browse more information.

It used to be that gardening appealed only to the older generation. But nowadays, people of all ages, children, young adults, adults, and old folks alike, they see gardening as a refreshing and rewarding hobby to take. Why not? With all the benefits that you get, being a busy, career person should never be used as a hindrance to starting growing your own plants indoor or outdoor. You will see the big difference when you get to harvest your own fruits of labours.

It doesn't matter what you prefer. Would you like to have a bed of beautiful and colourful flowers, country garden full of wildflowers and shrubs, manicured lawn strategically placed with shrubs and little trees, or just a simple backyard with lots of pots and containers planted with grown plants? It isn't a problem to start one because you can find lots of information on how you can start doing them. You can also ask questions and assistance from the experts.

For a starter, you will need these basic tools: trowel, spade, lawnmower, rake, and plants of your choice to grow. It would help a lot if you have some sort of garden plan based on the space that is available. In this way, it won't be difficult for you to arrange some things like flower beds, lawns, paths, and on your garden bed or space. 

The kinds of plants that you will grow will depend on what you want, the availability, and the climate that your location has. There are plants that grow only for the season but there are others too that can be cultivated to grow year after year. If you consider yourself a hobby gardener like me, then you would want to have plants that do not grow more than two seasons. These are perennial plants that allow you to tend to other things other than mere gardening.

If you don't know what plants to start growing, you can always ask assistance from the local nursery available in your location. The experts from there should know what types would thrive specifically considering the climate in your area. And speaking of the local nursery, it is one avenue to buy plants you want in your garden. It is usually available with packets of seeds or small young plants for the beginners to grow. I prefer the young plants as I find it too much trouble to grow from seed. My brother, however, has a greenhouse and he swears that growing from seed is the only way to garden. You can obtain them whether via online or mail order.

The small young plants are a great choice if you want to have an automatic decorative display in your garden. Otherwise, as my brother does, choosing seeds to grow and watching them grow will provide great satisfaction from the accomplishment of having to cultivate and care for them. You can have the seeds planted in pots or containers, or you can plant them onto the pre-designed bed of soil. Gardening is fun and exciting, and of course, rewarding.


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