7 Tips for Creating Your Own Garden
There’s something wonderful about being able to pick fresh vegetables or herbs, from your own garden, bring them inside, wash them off and eat them right away.
1. Choose Your Garden
Choose the type of garden you are going to plant: vegetable, herb, flower, or even a container garden.
Locate the perfect spot in your yard. Ideally, the area should get at least six hours of sun a day.
3. Clear Space
Clear the space of grass, leaves, plants, and weeds. Now the soil needs a boost of nutrients. To improve the success of your garden add 2-3 inches of compost and let it sit for two weeks. You can make or buy the compost.
4. Select Plants
This is the fun step: choose your plants. You can start your plants from seeds, or you can buy the plants from your local garden center. Just be sure to plant what is in season
5. Water is Key to Life
Water is key to all life. New plants require frequent watering, about every other day. This can vary depending on rainfall if starting your garden during winter months.
6. Secret Weapon
Another secret weapon for a successful garden is mulch. It helps keep the water in and weeds out.
7. Final Steps
Now that your garden has a good start, be sure to fertilize, weed, and keep watering.
Gardening gives purpose to your life. Did you know that gardening burns calories, is a stress buster, and it is a proven fact that digging in soil is a mood booster? And if that is not enough, while you are tending to your garden in the sun you are soaking up plenty of vitamin D.