Tips for Starting Your Own Home Garden
If you want to save money when you go to the grocery store, and have the opportunity to eat fresher foods, you should be doing some home gardening. Sure, you could go to the local farmer’s market, but then you’re still spending more than you would growing your own produce.
Now, what you can grow depends a lot on your area, so you want to make sure you check what zone you are in, and what zones the fruits and vegetables you want to grow work best in. It would be a waste of money to try to grow something that is not meant for the climate you live in. And then, where are you going to plant all this food?
Consider Raised Beds
If you want to make your garden look fancy, and leave yourself some extra room in your yard, and maybe even keep you garden space more organized, you might want to consider container gardening. There are many options when it comes to barriers for your container gardening efforts, from cheap to more pricy. You can even use simple plastic kiddie pools for above ground gardening.
Raised beds make you put in less effort when it comes to harvesting your produce, since you don’t have quite as far to bend. You can also use each different bed for different types of produce, and even have one focused on herbs.
Create A Container Garden
If you don’t have a yard to plant your garden in, or space for raised garden beds, you can always consider doing some container gardening. This is a great way to get some gardening in for people that rent an apartment and have no yard space of their own. You can use all sorts of containers to plant stuff in.
Really the only thing you need to consider when it comes to picking containers for container gardening is depth matching what you need for what you’re planting in it. Obviously, carrots will need a deeper container than lettuce will.
Make Sure You Plant In The Right Spots
You can’t just put your garden anywhere, and you can’t just toss the seeds in the ground and expect them to grow. First, you need to find the right spot for your garden, with the right amount of light to help your plants flourish and grow. You also need the right type of soil and fertilizers for a successful garden.
You also need to follow the planting suggestions on the packets your seeds come in, or the card included with your seedlings. Some seeds are planted deeper and farther away than others, while some closer to the surface and one another. These tips will ensure the plants have space to grow, and you get the best final product.