How to Start a Backyard Garden

Sep 04, 2022 ByLucila Bilenca

Starting a garden is very pleasing, and with the correct tools and proper know-how, you can quickly learn gardening basic. To start a garden, you have to decide what you want to grow, whether you are going for fruits, vegetables, flowers, or herbs. After determining what you want to grow:

– Look for an excellent location to start your garden.

– Observe your area during the day to know parts spots that receive full sun and spots covered in the shade.

– Think of how accessible the garden will be for watering, picking, and caring for plants.

– Get rid of unwanted plants in the area you plan to plant.

The next step is to decide on the size and type of bed you want. It can be raised beds or sunken beds. The beds should not be more than 4 feet wide so you can reach anywhere without stepping on the soft soil. Pick up the right seed and decide whether to grow the seed or transplant it. Some people prefer transplant send because seed starting involves a long process. Some seeds take a long time to sprout, while some take time to develop into a healthy plants. Plant your seedlings with care. Make sure to sow them at the proper depth and while transplanting, carefully turn the pot while your hand is on top of the soil with the stem in between your fingers. Hold the mass of earth in your hand and massage it lightly till the root are no longer stuck in the pot.

The plant requires water when growing. Make sure to water every day and efficiently. If the plants feel dry, it needs water, too much water can damage the root, and the soil should be moist, not soggy. Water slowly and deeply, so the water soaks in rather than running off. Watering also depends on the type of soil, humidity, and rainfall. Lastly, maintain your garden regularly. Pull out weeds before they reach maturity, and eliminate diseased plants so they won’t contaminate the rest. Support tall plants with stakes and harvest vegetables as soon as they are ready.