If you want to start a new hobby, gardening is one of the better ones you can get into. People of all ages find gardening a hobby that is quite enjoyable. Maybe you even have friends who have taken up the hobby and regularly tell you stories about their gardening experience. After hearing all those wonderful stories, you’re keen to try gardening yourself.
You’re very excited to get going on your garden. You’re itching to drive to the garden supply store and grab several seed packets so that you can start planting right away. That’s not going to cut it if what you want is a garden that’s healthy. Below are some tips that can help you grow an amazing garden even if you’re a rookie gardener.
Find a way to ensure your plants get direct sun. Even the plants that prefer the shade need at least a little bit of direct sunlight to grow healthily. For example, for your indoor plants, make sure to place them in a location (e.g., windowsill) that gets plenty of sun. You can do this every morning for an hour or two.
You can also purchase a grow lamp which puts out light that is as bright as sunlight. So where do you get such lights? Check your local hardware or garden supply store. Now you’re probably wondering how many of these grow lights to get. It actually is depending on your garden’s size. You’ll probably be okay getting just one or two grow lights and then sharing them among your plants. Look at the space you have available. If you live in a small house or apartment, gardening is still something you can do. A garden doesn’t really need to be in a huge yard. However, it’s a good idea to assess just how much space you have that can be devoted to gardening. Knowing just how much space you have will help you pick the right gardening option for you. If you don’t have a yard, you can go with container gardening or grow your plants by the balcony or windowsills. If you live in an apartment or if you don’t have a yard, you can have a container garden and grow herbs and flowers. Got lots of space? You’ll need to figure out where you’ll put the plants you grow.
Be patient. Don’t expect your garden to look like how you visualized it in your head. Your first year might be mostly straggling plants and drooping flowers.
Consider your first year as a gardener as some kind of trial-by-fire experience. You may have made mistakes, but the best you can do is learn from those mistakes. After the first year, you’ll most likely be more knowledgeable about the type of plants you’d like to grow and how to go about taking care of your garden. You also need to be realistic. Don’t expect your garden to look as perfect as the ones that are often seen in magazines. Those gardens take hundreds and hundreds of hours to cultivate. You shouldn’t feel discouraged if your garden seems to be taking a longer time to grow and look like how you’d like it to look. Putting in your personal garden will take a considerable amount of thought. You probably won’t have a lot of luck with growing plants, unless you take the time to tend to them and give them adequate care. When you are looking to grow a healthy, well kept garden; you will want to spend the time it takes to do it the right way. Hopefully we have helped you understand the basics of gardening.