Really seasoned gardeners all seem to be full of knowledge and short cuts that will help them with their plants that the newer gardeners aren’t able to find in books or articles. You are going to run into plenty of obstacles and roadblocks that will make you want to scream or to give up but don’t let these keep you from succeeding.
Some tips are all about gardening in areas that are relatively hot or cold. You can learn how to deal with those conditions by changing your growing bed. You will need to do some (fun, trust us) research to find out more about how to do these things. That’s a freebie as a thank you for staying here and reading our gardening tips.
You should never create a garden without thinking about what the plants will be trying to grow in. Learn to let your plants dictate what you do and never forget that mother nature will always know best. The plants are going to have requirements of their own in terms of the soil in which they grow and any number of other things. As far as your starting materials; bulbs, sprouts, seeds, etc–they’ll all dictate lots of things, starting with the quality and grade of soil you need to help them grow. Clumpy soil, for example, is never good for growing–always start with fine soil.
Whether you’ve been learning about gardening by reading magazines or online, you’ve probably seen plenty of ads for bulb merchants. Even though we don’t really have any problems with that, you need to be careful about whom you allow sell you bulbs. If you find a bulb supplier you really like on the Internet, that’s fine. For us, however, we much prefer buying our bulbs from nurseries in our local area. The main reason we prefer this method is that with a local merchant, we get to physically inspect our bulbs, get our hands on them, feel them, etc. You should give that a try, first – plus, we love visiting nurseries, anyway.
One quick note about staying healthy in regards to the sun and your skin protection when gardening. You probably already know from the vast amount of information available about over exposure to the sun. There are times we mean to just spend a few minutes in the garden and end up staying for hours. It is easy to get totally involved in the garden work and completely forget about using good skin protection. So, always take care and try to think about protecting your skin any time you start working in your garden.
Nothing beats gardening tips that are gained from real world experience and found out by real people. If you are new to the whole gardening thing, then our biggest tip for you is to become really familiar with the staff at your local nursery. Visiting those businesses around you not only supports local business, but you can make friends and get some helpful gardening ideas and help along the way.