One thing to keep in mind during gardening is starting it small. Small plant bed which is about 25 to 30 feet square is quite perfect. It is aptly enough room for around 30 plants. This would give a chance for trying out the green thumb. If one finds it like enjoying the garden then they could always expand increasing the plantings.
Immediate next thing one would want to do would be choosing a site. The gardening activity must be done in areas which gets around six hours of good sunlight. One must try to stay away from big trees which might take the plants water and other nutrients. They must be at least about three feet from the fences and other buildings. In hot climatic conditions it is good to choose places which have shade from apart from the intense afternoon sunlight. It is always possible to keep a healthy garden with ten to 12 hours of sunlight; however, the plants must be quite adaptable. While the soil could always be improved, site with better soil is nevertheless a plus. Areas having rocky soil, or steep slopes, or the areas where water is stagnant must be avoided.
Then is the fun part of starting to dig. Gardening is never a clean hobby; one would definitely have to get dirt under the nails. Firstly the rocks, debris, along with grass and weeds must be removed. Then the spot up must be dug about a foot deep. We must then level up dirt and put in compost or minerals if needed. If the soil is very acidic, lime could be added. Now if it gets too sandy the some peat moss may be added. Plants would thrive in neutral with acidic soil when a little fertilizer is added.
If seeds are bought then they must be planted according to directions suggested. If you are picking plants then always choose those with green, and healthy looking stems leaves and healthy roots. Keep the smaller plants to the front of the bed. Keep the larger ones at the back. The key to successful start in gardening is ensuring the planting activity at the apt time. Ascertain and wait till frosts are finished before planting. While planting the seeds always check the package. It would usually tell the exact time when you could plant them so as to achieve full growth.
As you have start and get into gardening, make sure that your plants get enough water essential for their growth. Watering, especially hand watering would work well if there are only a few
plants. Many other options would include things like sprinklers or the sprinkler hoses. During the cooler part of the day, watering is very effective. Amount of water required would depend on the type of plant; however most require an inch per week. When it is hottest period, the plants would need watering about three times in a week.
Mulch or compost is the most helpful of many things which could be added to a garden. A few inches of the organic mulch would improve fertility helping the soil to hold moisture. The wood chips, leaves, grass clippings, manure, and the pine needles are everything that could be used like the mulch.

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