Tips for Brand New Gardeners
Everybody can learn what it takes to be a gardener. Even if you’ve never before grown your own garden, if you put in some time and effort, you too can figure out how to grow wonderful gardens. So many people think that they have “black thumbs” because they haven’t ever successfully grown flowers or vegetables before. The truth about gardening is that it is a lot of work; not everyone realizes this. All plants have needs but not all plants have the same needs-most new gardeners don’t realize this when they first start out. Here are some gardening tips to help you grow a successful garden.
Go slowly. If you haven’t ever grown a garden you should start with one plant or one type of plant and a small garden space. This will teach you how to take care of a plant and the ground in which it is planted. Wait to practice more advanced gardening habits until you find success with a single plant. Lots of beginner gardeners think that they can grow more than they can and this leads them to planting too much and attempting to do too much to soon-this, then, leads to disappointment when they don’t have a lush garden within a month’s time. To really learn the art of gardening start small and work your way up-don’t skip steps.
Bell peppers are a fantastic item to add to your garden. Bell peppers are sun loving plants that can grow in the ground or in container gardens. You won’t have to worry about them if you forget to water them for a while. The good news is that these plants actually prefer drier ground because they originated in dry parts of the world. Most fruits and vegetables have a variety of types-the bell pepper is no different and that is why it is so popular among people who enjoy growing their own fruits and vegetables. New gardeners enjoy growing bell peppers because they grow and ripen quickly so it is easy to feel like you are actually accomplishing something when you grow them. These plants are incredibly low maintenance: make sure they get enough bright light, put some nutrients into their soil patches and water them once in a while and they will grow like gangbusters!
While you are waiting for the ground to thaw out after the cold months, consider starting your garden early by growing your plants indoors. It is very common to start your seedlings indoors while you wait for the ground outside to thaw. This way the seedlings are safe and you won’t have to worry about inclement weather (like the kind that is typical as winter turns to spring) killing your plants before they really have a chance to get started. Keep your seedlings inside for a month to a month and a half to ensure maximum safety in the regular garden. Lots of people think that gardening is difficult. The truth is that anybody can be a gardener. Don’t let yourself get intimidated by the photos you see in gardening magazines or displayed on television shows. The truth is that, with enough patience and hard work, anybody can learn how to grow beautiful gardens. Even if you haven’t ever had good luck with planting and gardening before you could learn how to be a champion gardener over the course of just a few planting seasons. Don’t give up! You’ll figure it out!