Beginner Tips for Starting a Garden

Have you ever decided to grow a garden, then started and got super overwhelmed? Don’t worry – you’re not the only one. Promise! Stay tuned for the best tips for beginning gardeners.

Beginner Tips for Starting a Garden

Growing a garden always seems like an easy task, right? Then you get started, get overwhelmed and give up with the hopes “try again next year.” Sound familiar? Don’t worry – we’ve got five quick and easy tips for beginners to successfully start a garden.

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1. Start Small and Manageable

  • Keeping your beginner garden small and manageable will ensure that you have the time and energy to tend to your garden
  • This includes: planting, watering, tending to weeds, harvesting, etc.
  • Starting small also helps with the fear of growing a garden next year

2. Grow your Favorite Foods

  • This one is pretty simple, don’t grow foods that you’re not going to eat. If you don’t like tomatoes, don’t grow tomatoes.
  • By growing foods that you enjoy, you’ll be able to reap a greater reward by harvesting those foods and being able to serve them to your family and friends.

3. Buy Veggie Starts

  • The idea of starting your own plants from scratch may seem appealing, but trust us – buy starts and save yourself the time and energy.
  • For a beginner, this is the easier and more practical option.
  • AND you can always save the seeds from your crop to plant next year

4. Pay Attention to Location and Planting Dates

  • Before you prepare a spot for your garden, make sure that it is a practical area for said garden.
  • You’ll also want to pay attention to the proper dates and when to plant each variety of plant to ensure the best results

5. Spend Time in your Garden Everyday

  • Even if it is just 10-15 minutes, spend time in your garden every single day.
  • Whether you are maintaining weeds, checking for crops or just giving your garden a quick run through, spend time in your garden to make sure everything is okay.

Even though growing your first garden – or your first after a couple of tries – following these simple five tips will help you at any level, but especially at the beginning level. We can’t wait to see your first crop!

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