How to Plant Your First Garden

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Gardening is without a doubt one of the best activities you can participate in. That’s because it’s not only good for the body, but the mind as well. However, many people are skeptical about getting into gardening because they don’t know how to even get started. Thankfully, planting your first garden isn’t as difficult as it may sound.  Find out how to do this below:

Step One: Purchase Seeds

  • In order to grow a garden in your yard, you’ll need to start with seeds. You can find cheap seeds at your local nursery, or even dollar market. However, if you rather not start from scratch with seeds, you can always opt for bedding plants, commonly referred to as seedlings, instead.

Step Two: Find an Ideal Spot

  • To grow a successful garden, you must locate a spot in your yard where there is sun and shade. That’s because some plants only thrive in complete shade, while others need direct sunlight at all times. If there is a place in your yard that gets both full and partial sun, then you found the jackpot and should plant your garden right there.

Step Three: Prepare the Soil

  • Take a shovel and begin digging and churning up all of the packed dirt roughly 2 feet down. Then, throw some compost into your dirt and mix it all together. This step in particular tends to be very tiring, but trust us, it is definitely worth the effort, as you’re soil will need to be in top shape to yield results.

Step Four: Plant Seeds

  • Take a look at the instructions listed on the back of the seed package you bought in step one. If you decided to go with a bedded plant instead, you can find these same instructions on the plastic tag it came with. Follow exactly what the instructions say about planting your seeds. However, if the instructions don’t mention where to plant your seeds, ask the employees at your local nursery.  You’d rather be safe than sorry here because some plants must be planted inside first before being transplanted outdoors.

Step Five: Water Your Plants

  • As with all plants, you’ll have to water your seeds regularly in order for them to grow. Be careful, though, that you don’t end up drowning your garden, as too much water can be enough to kill them.

After putting these five steps into play, you’ll quickly see your garden growing like never before. Remember, it will take a lot of hard work on your part, but it’s worth it in the end.

Do you remember how old you were when you started your first garden?

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