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How to Start and Maintain a Productive Garden at Home
Dated: September 8 2020
Many people dream of having fresh, homegrown produce but don’t know where to begin. Fortunately, with a little determination, anyone can get started with gardening. In the sections below, find an abundance of resources that will help you get off on the right foot with your first garden.
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Why Garden at Home?
There are so many reasons to grow your own food, but here are a few of the best ones to consider.
Gardening can save money, which is a boon to homeowners whose budgets are tight.
If you put effort into making your garden beautiful, it could be a selling point for your home.
Gardening is also a calming activity that’s good for your mental and physical health.
Fresh-picked produce tastes better and often provides more nutritional value.
Laying the Groundwork
Getting your garden started takes a bit of work in the beginning. Here are a few steps you’ll need to take when you’re gardening for the first time.
Do a soil test to check whether you’ve got the necessary nutrients for a healthy garden.
Consider gardening methods that are conscientious.
Carefully choose what vegetables to grow and focus on ones that grow well in your area.
If you’re gardening in a small space, pick veggies that will thrive in containers.
Planting and Tending Your Garden
Watching your plants grow from seedlings is one of the most exciting parts of gardening. Here are a few tips for sowing and taking care of your garden.
Learn what the right time is for transplanting your seedlings.
Be sure to weed regularly so your plants aren’t competing for light and nutrients.
Pay attention to your soil health throughout the growing season and fertilize if needed.
Harvesting and Preserving
Most gardeners would agree that the best part of having a garden is getting to enjoy fresh produce. However, if your garden is really successful, you might find you’ve got too much produce on your hands all at once. Here are a few ideas for getting the most out of your harvest.
Learn how to can vegetables at home.
Many herbs and vegetables can also be dehydrated.
It’s also a good idea to learn how to freeze veggies properly.
Any produce you can’t use can also be donated to food pantries.
Gardening can be a very rewarding activity, but it can also be intimidating if you don’t know where to begin. These resources can help you get started with a productive and delicious garden at home.
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