A Beginner’s Guide to Gardening

A Beginner's Guide to Gardening

Are you ready to start your first garden? Or maybe you tried to start a garden in the past, and it was a sad failure? Do you think that you have to have a green thumb to garden?

Fear not! You can garden! No green thumb required!

I admit it is slightly more challenging than I initially expected. My parents had a garden, and from my perspective, they just planted seeds and went back a few months later and harvested dinner. I tried that, and it didn’t work. My first garden was completely overtaken by weeds, and the vegetables were not helped by my lack of watering. Yes, I was that clueless! 

If you are not totally sold on the idea of starting a garden or growing any of your own food, start with this article, 8 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food.

If you are not sure that you want to dig in the dirt, or maybe you don’t have a yard, you can always get started by Growing Your Own Sprouts.

Planning your garden

If you’ve looked into a seed catalog and wondered how you can choose between the hundreds of varieties, this article about tomatoes may help!

And if love all sorts of greens beyond lettuce, check out Eat Your Greens!

Plan your garden for food preservation

Homegrown in the city

Getting started

You may be tempted to buy transplants at your local garden center. Although this can make life easier, you will have a lot more choices if you start everything from seeds, and you can Save a Fortune by Starting Your Own Seeds.

Advanced gardening strategies

a basket of vegetables and fruits

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