How to start a new garden?

How to start a new garden?

Although you may be excited to start your new garden, there are a few areas to consider before you start your new garden project.

Evaluate and choose a site – If you want to grow a specific type of plant, it is best to consider the conditions it requires. For those planning on growing vegetables, you will need at least 6 hours of sun exposure a day.

Your soil – Once you have identified where you want to plant, look at the soil and check its PH levels. For your plants to take up nutrients, they will need a somewhat neutral PH level between 6.2 – 6.8.

Preparing the garden bed – Your chosen site should be rid of grass and weeds to give your plants ample space and nutrients to grow.

Choosing your plants – If you are planning on growing a vegetable garden, then start with growing vegetables you and your family like to eat. On the other hand, if you are growing plants to beautify your surroundings, look at plants that grow quickly, to give your confidence a boost.

Planting – It is best to plant on an overcast day to stress new plants as little as possible. Before you plant, water your plants the day before and avoid removing all your plants from their pots before planting. For plants that have densely packed roots, gently tease them apart before planting them. Soon after planting, water your plants to hydrate them as soon as possible.


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