Theres nothing I love more than to stay inside on a cold snowy day and plan my garden. That’s right guys, it’s that time of year again. Soon those warm sunny days will be rolling in! I love winter don’t get me wrong, but I also love plants.. and gardening.. and the sun. This past week I planned my first garden for the season. My veggie and herb garden 🙌🏼! I’m so excited to get started and I thought I’d share that excitement with you. This week I’m sharing 5 tips for a successful garden.
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- PLAN PLAN PLAN – It’s important to have a general idea of what you expect your garden to look like. Do you want a flower garden? Veggie garden? How big? How much do you want to spend? Once you figure out the size of your garden look up plants for your ZONE. A zone is the area where you live. Some plants will survive your climate where as other will die. Finally draw out your garden. Try to include measurements and other specific details (like if you’ll need fencing or a certain type of soil).
- START EARLY – If you plan of saving money by starting seedlings (which I highly recommend) then you’ll have to start the seeds indoors before spring. Once the seedlings are big enough they can then go outside. Most likely right in time for spring.
- CLEAN YOUR SPACE – Once again you’ll want to start this process before spring. Figure out where your garden will be, and start clearing weeds or any other trees or plants in the way of the garden. Before you plant your plants you’ll want to have the soil prepped and tilled.
- GET THE RIGHT SOIL – Every garden requires something different. I cant even tell you how many plants I’ve destroyed because I didn’t plant them in the right type of soil. Make sure to research your plants and make sure you have the right soil mixture ready to go.
- PLANT AFTER THE LAST FROST – I always get so impatient. I just want all my plants in the garden looking beautiful and lively. If you plant your seedlings in the ground too soon they may freeze and die. Look up the last frost date in your area and plant your plants anytime after that.
That’s it for this weeks post! Hopefully I’ve been able to inspire you to start a garden of some type this year. See you next week with more home and gardening must haves. Happy planting!