Vegetable Gardening Tips for Beginners
With blue skies, warm weather, and plenty of sunshine, the summer season is perfect to try something new outdoors. If you are interested in getting started with a new hobby, namely gardening, you’re in the right place! In this article, we will share some great tips for gardening beginners.
1. Create a Garden Portfolio
For organisation’s sake, it’s a great idea for every beginner at gardening to create a garden portfolio for themselves. Purchase an inexpensive photo book and arrange plant tags in your album by season. Next to each tag, write down reference details for yourself so that you know what to plant when, and the care that each plant will need.
2. Make Your Shovel No-Stick
When gardening, you don’t want anything to be harder on yourself than it needs to be. To make shovelling a breeze, spray your shovel with a Teflon or silicone lubricant so that soil slips off easily and without sticking.
3. Lighten Your Load
Full pots have a reputation for being heavy, and this can be daunting for beginners at gardening. Fortunately, there’s a creative way to lighten the load for yourself. Fill the bottom of your pot with packing peanuts. Only fill it enough to take about 1/2 of the space within the pot. Next, place a layer of landscape fabric on top of the packing peanuts and then fill the pot with soil. You can then enjoy pots that are much easier to lift, according to the Careful Gardener Outdoor Garden Shop.
4. Make Transportation a Breeze
The next time you visit the nursery to purchase plants line the back of your vehicle with a plastic tarp, and then from there, place a step ladder on its side on top of the tarp. Store your plants within the ladder’s spaces to reduce the mess in your car.
If you’re having real difficulties there are lots of gardeners who offer coaching services to help you plan and set up your garden, but with a little research and some preparation, we’re confident you can do it.
In conclusion, if you want to begin gardening, use these tips to help you get started and make your new hobby easier to learn. You’ll get much more fulfilment and build a love for gardening sooner. Good luck!