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Tips on How to Start a Garden

Updated on April 6, 2012

Information on how to easily start a garden

Starting a garden does not have to be difficult. If you do the right research, it can be done easily. A garden can be as big or as little as you want. There are both mental and physical benefits to having a garden. Things to consider when starting a garden are room, sunlight, and plant durability.

Decide where the best place is to start your garden your yard. Most plants require a sun or partial sun throughout the day. It is important to find a place in your yard to start a garden that is not covered in shade. Before deciding on a permanent area for your garden, figure out if your house or building will shade your it. A lot of plants require at least six to eight hours of sun and will not flourish properly without it.

So, you found the perfect place to start your garden, and you are ready to start planting. Before you place that first plant in the ground, test your soil and make sure the soil has proper drainage. If the soil is too moist, the plants could die. There should be a balance between clay, soil and silt. Garden soil tests can tell you what your soil is lacking, if anything. Your local home improvement store normally carries these tests and they can tell you exactly what you need to fix the problem.

Once the soil is ready, it is time to start planting! Stay clear of plants in the store that look dry or wilted. If a plant is covered in bugs, pick another. Some flowers, vegetables, and herbs are easier to grow than others. If you are a beginner, I recommended these vegetables to try.

  • Radishes
  • Spinach and Arugula
  • Onions
  • Cucumbers
  • Peppers
  • Green Onions
  • Potato
  • Snap Peas

Flowers are a great addition to a garden that adds color and fragrance. Different flowers are easier to grow and do well in various soil conditions. These flowers are great in the garden and can also be cut for a vase inside.

Easy Flowers to Plant

  • Cosmos
  • Marigolds
  • Daylily
  • Impatients
  • Geraniums

Herbs make a great addition in certain foods. In addition to being delicious, they also have health benefits. Herbs are beautiful and fragrant. Herbs can be harvested and stored for use all year long. Some herbs can be transferred inside once the cold weather hits.

Easy Herbs to Grow

  • Mint
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Basil
  • Dill
  • Fennel


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