Developing Your Foundation with Some Gardening Basics

Green Gardening Home & Garden

It’s a beautiful thing having your own garden in the back or front yard. A garden is one of the few things from the exterior that really makes your house become a home. Whether you’re into planting beautiful flowers for the spring and summer, or you want to do some good vegetation to grow things organically – it adds some much needed life to your living space. Here are a few tips you need to learn in order to help with your gardening prowess.

Developing Your Plan

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What method will you use to plant things in your garden? Some prefer an organic method because the modern way has a lot of pesticides and chemicals to add to vegetables, which hurts not only the person but the soil in the long run. With that being said, you should always be aware of the season you start gardening. If you’re resourceful, you’ll invest in a seed catalog to help you plan out what you’ll plant different times of the year. For example, cabbage might be great to start in trays of soil during February and they can grow in time as things get warmer. Choose between things that can grow in cooler weather like broccoli, spinach, and lettuce. Also, you’ll have the vegetation that grows from spring and summer like your tomatoes and peppers. You should be realistic about how you plan your crops out. Some will die but others survive and endure during the weather change. You need to  make sure you have good shading in certain times of the year and the proper sunlight in other climates. This will help you create a more diverse crop throughout the year.

Be Aware of Your Soil Type

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Good soil is the key to growing good crops.  By using an organic method of gardening, you can actually produce better top soil over time, which enriches the ground. You have to find what kind of soil your ground holds to grow the right crop. One kind of soil may not be the end all, be all for a particular crop. Take a look at the pH scale to see if the soil is too acidic or too alkaline for different plants and vegetables.  Different elements like potassium is needed for growth in things like your potatoes and carrots. Additionally, phosphorus helps your flowers and fruits grow more efficiently. Always check to see how you use a good soil mix to help you plant things out accordingly.

Getting the Right Seeds and Seedlings for Growth

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Find a good home improvement or nursery place that sells good seeds. You should be able to tell the difference between seeds and how you plant them in different months. For example, a large seed would be akin to crops like zucchini, beans, and squash. However, some large seeds for the pumpkin and squash are flat so they need to be planted sideways because the growth process can go wrong. You can keep track of your seeds by putting them in a zip lock bag and label each one. Store them in a cool place so they can last a few years. These are a few basics to help you with your gardening.

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