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The Basics of Starting and Maintaining a Garden
There are many benefits to starting a garden. Not only are there the health benefits to consider, but there’s no limit to the knowledge you can acquire by adopting gardening as a lifelong hobby. However, before you go to the store and pick up a bunch of plants, you will need to plan and prepare for your new garden. Both starting and maintaining a garden takes a lot of work. Here are some tips and resources that can help you get started on solid ground.
Choose What to Grow
First of all, decide what you want to grow in your garden, as it will determine how you approach many other steps in the process.
Make it Happen
Now, it’s time to lay the groundwork and bring your garden to fruition!
can lend a helping hand when you sign up for a class.
Keep It Going
Maintaining your garden will also require strategy and consistency.
Invest in the Right Tools
As with any other hobby, having the right tools handy is essential for gardening.
Planting a garden comes with a plethora of potential benefits. Just be sure to carefully select the crops you will grow, and be strategic about your planting process. Also, be vigilant about maintaining your garden, and get all the tools necessary for each task. A beautiful, luscious garden could be yours in no time!
Thanks to guest author Carrie Spenser. She created The Spencers Adventures to share her family’s homesteading adventures. On the site, she shares tips on living self-sufficiently, fruit and vegetable gardening, parenting, conservation, and more. She and her wife have 3 kids, 2 dogs, 4 cats, 3 goats, 32 chickens, and a whole bunch of bees. Their goal to live as self- sufficiently and environmentally-consciously as possible. Contact Carrie Spencer at thespencersadventures.net ; firstname.lastname@example.org