Rebecca Pezzatto  /   04/26/2021

5 Easy Steps to Start Your Own Garden at Home

You’re all about pursuing a more sustainable lifestyle. Or you’re thinking about getting a new fulfilling hobby to get you away from screens right at the comfort of your home. Home gardening might be the perfect choice for you. Starting a garden can be one of the most rewarding things you ever do. If you don’t know where or how to begin, in this post you will understand the very basics of starting a home garden. 

There isn’t just one guide that can prepare you for everything you need to know. Gardening doesn’t rely only on your personal choices. It also depends on the climate where you live and the space you have. But even with those limitations, it can become an extremely relaxing activity that will improve both your mental and physical health.

Community Lands prepared 5 essential steps you need to know as a beginner. Cross “home garden” off your bucket list and start harvesting today!

1. Find the perfect location

Where should your home garden be? Deciding where to plant can feel similar to choosing where to live. It’s all about location, location, location. Pick a spot where you will feel comfortable spending your time. Pay attention to where in your home you get the most sunlight, as most plants do well in full sun. Also, make sure that it’s a place with easy access to a water source. Keeping your home garden watered is essential.

2. Decide what you want to garden

When you’re just starting out, you might get a bit overwhelmed and want to pick lots of different plants to grow. To guarantee that you don’t bite more than you can chew, you should focus on growing things that you can eat or preserve. Make sure you pick plants that will be useful and match well with where you live and the space you have.

3. Choose the right containers and tools

Whether you have a big yard or limited space, consider growing your home garden in planter boxes, pots, or containers. Start small, but use containers that are large enough for your plants to have room to grow. Invest in basic garden equipment that is the right fit for you and your home garden. Keep your tools in a safe place, and maintain them clean and sharp.

4. Build the right soil

When it comes to gardening, one of the first things that come to mind is soil, mulch, and composting. Most crops prefer fertile soil rich in organic matter to grow. Adding mulch to your home garden can be beneficial for many purposes, such as reducing weed growth and allowing your plants to stay hydrated longer. Healthy soil equals healthy, resistant, and nutritious plants.

5. Feed your home garden regularly

In order to have the best growing results possible to your home garden, you must feed them. Remember that plants also need a constant supply of life-sustaining nutrients. Nurture and care about your home garden.

Remember that it’s ok if you fail. The failures in your garden will result in a learning experience to better your harvesting. You will only know what works best for you and your garden when you try. Think about the satisfaction you will get when you harvest all the goods, knowing exactly where they came from. Do your research, start digging, and most importantly, have fun!

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