If you are really keen on starting your own garden but are not sure exactly how to proceed, I have some simple tips for newbies in gardening which can help.
Here are the basics which will help you get set for the gardening season.
Read the seed pack instruction carefully
Knowing when and how to plant the seeds is essential if you want to grow your plants successfully. Always remember to read the instructions on the package in order to see which months are the most suitable for planting them. Also, if you live in a cooler Northern zone, you may want to start them indoors first. In order to keep the seedlings safe and growing, you will need to do some research and reading, but the results will be worth it!
Tweak your rain gauge for easy reading
Adding several drops of food coloring in your rain gauge will help you read it better. It is crucial to control the quantity of water which your plants are getting, especially after some serious rain. So, make sure you add some color to the rainwater to get a clearer idea.
Finding your gardening tools will be easy with this tip
If you are tired of walking around the garden looking for your tools, you can resolve this pretty easily by painting their handles with bright colored paint or spray. This will allow you to spot your trowel or shovel among the plants from far away.
Use compost properly
If you use compost in your garden, keep in mind that it is most effective if spread on the tilled garden 2 to 3 weeks before you start planting. This will allow the compost to integrate with the soil and to stabilize.
Use eggshells to feed your plants
After making an omelet, don’t throw away the eggshells. Crush them up and scatter your garden with them. They are an excellent source of calcium which is essential for your plants. You can also use banana peels for feeding them.
Pick the ripe fruits and veggies
Don’t let your produce get over-ripe, because this will attract pests. Remember to pick them as soon as they are ripe. This is also the best way to keep the flavor of your produce if you are planning on freezing or canning it.
I hope you find these neat tips useful. Happy gardening!