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Things to Consider When Starting a Garden for the First Time

Starting a garden for the first time can be daunting- as a newbie, you may be more focused on what can go wrong, and you don’t even know if you’ve got a green thumb or not, and if gardening is really meant for you.

Starting a Garden for the First Time?

The key to starting a garden and making it work for you is to do a little planning. Up for it? Keep reading to discover the basics of how to start a garden for the first time, and make it a successful one for you.

 

Things to Consider When Starting a Garden For the First Time

 

  • Ask yourself some important questions before you move ahead with your decision- do you have the time and money to devote yourself to gardening? What do you want your garden to look like? For what purpose do you want to start with gardening? Do you have the proper space? What kind of fruits, veggies, and flowers do you hope to plant?
  • One of the simplest yet most important aspects of starting a garden is to plan your site. Choose a place that has a good amount of sun exposure, where the soil is fertile and rich, and where your plants will have enough access to water. If you do not have the proper soil, you may need to consider space for planter boxes which can be filled with good soil and manure, however, this is an added expense as well.
  • Once you’re done with choosing the site, it’s time to pay attention to the plants you want to grow. When you’re choosing the plants, keep in mind the soil type of the site. If you’re not really sure about how much time you’ll be able to shell out for your gardening tasks, it may make sense to start out small and choose only those plants that are easy to grow and don’t need a lot of maintenance.
  • After you’re done with the plant selection, it is time to move on to designing your garden. You can choose different groups of plants and follow a color scheme or a pattern- keeping it simple may work best if you’re a newbie, but if you want to experiment, go ahead.
  • Next, stock up on all the gardening tools and essentials. Keep a checklist of all the tools you will be needing when you start your garden for the first time, and before you actually move on to the process of planting and caring, make sure you have everything ready in your essentials bag.

 

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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother and social media junkie. Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for travel and wine. You can find her writing at Back Porch Somm as well. She works with a local digital marketing agency and as a Dental Hygienist, but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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