Perhaps the very best and first thing you should do before the weather ever lets you begin prepping your soil for planting is getting everything in order. You will find you have quite a bit to do if this is the first time you have planted in the area where you live. To be able to grow a healthy garden, you will need to learn about your soil and if anything needs to be done with it before planting. Naturally there are other things to think about such as what you would like to grow, what will actually grow where you live, and how ambitious you are. Why don’t we take some time now to explore some topics about gardening.
What to Grow
You shouldn’t ever start a garden without first thinking about the container or area in which you will be growing. Learn how to take your first cues from what you want to plant and don’t ever forget that mother nature always knows best. The plants are going to have requirements of their own in terms of the soil in which they grow and any number of other things. What you start with: seeds, sprouts, bulbs–they’ll all dictate what else you need to help them grow, starting with the right soil. You’ll never want to plant seeds in clumpy soil, for example–soil should always be fine. Roses are often seen as the most beautiful and inspiring flowers of all. Much time can be devoted to learning about them. We just wanted to mention a word of caution if you ever buy rose bushes. That the roots of the bush have been sufficiently wrapped in moss is important. Any time they aren’t in the ground, this is a very important factor. Keeping the roots healthy and moist before planting is the benefit of the moss wrap. One other important point about this is they must be kept relatively cool when they are in the shipping state. You never want the roots to become too dry or too hot before going in the ground.
Sun and Skin Protection
A quick word about healthy gardening as it concerns the sun and your skin protection. As there has been so much information about sun exposure available, we know this probably isn’t news to Its so easy to lose track of time when working in the garden and often before you know it, you have spent hours out there. It is easy to get totally involved in the garden work and completely forget about using good skin protection. Be aware that you need to be thinking of skin protection anytime you plan to work in your garden.
Never feel hesitant about asking others for help if you need it. Sometimes, even with the massive information online, it can be a real bear trying to figure out some kind of unique problem.
You can ask people for tips so that you can get the best tasting vegetables or nicest looking flowers. As you plant each year, we hope that these tips and hints are of value to you. The wonderful thing about this activity is the new possibilities each year brings because you can change things and try out new ideas all the time. So, do not let yourself get caught in a rut and feel free to broaden your horizons.