Let’s admit one thing, whether you have a green thumb or not, gardening can be quite a hassle, especially if you have to work and also take care of your children. But hopefully, with these simple tips, you might enjoy gardening or at least can get rid of the annoying tasks with our help, here are some starting tips on how to do gardening, minus the hassle of course.
Seasons play an important part
Before you start growing your plants, try to look at the seasons. If you want to play it safe, always plant during spring or autumn, as it is the season where the soil is not too cold like winter or too hot as if in summer. Certain plants might grow well in a specific period, make sure you ask around or do your research before you start your gardening.
Start with “beginner” plants.
If you’re not an expert in gardening, try to introduce yourself to some plants that are fast to grow, so in case you make a mistake you won’t waste months of your time. An excellent example of a simple vegetable to grow is lettuce, these leafy greens prefer to rise in a colder temperature, and they can be trimmed for repeated harvesting. Start from small plants and then try to move on to a more complicated vegetable, such as celeries and even more.
Create a schedule, and stick to it
A part of gardening is to create a plan; this schedule includes on watering your plants and being consistent with it. Certain plants need to be watered daily, while some maybe twice every week, so make sure you make a schedule for every plant.
Tip: some studies suggest that you do your watering in the morning, this will prevent from fungus growing and other diseases, also by watering your plants in the morning your plant will soak up the water much better compared at night.
Know your soil
Beginners often overlook this tip, but knowing the soil that you use is important as certain soils have specifics pH, and nutrient levels, a super hard or clay-like soil is perfect for a small few types of plants, but to most plants, it might not be suitable.
Tip: there’s a lot of soils to choose so make sure you know what you’re getting. For example, there’s a soil exclusively for growing indoor plants; this is because a soil from your yard might be full of bacteria that could be harmful to whatever you’re trying to raise.