All About Gardens And Gardening
Article by Adam Walters
Let us start with a basic definition. A garden is a plot of land where flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits are cultivated. Gardening is nothing but cultivating the plants on a piece of land. Gardening can be both a hobby as and commercial activity. As a gardening enthusiasts I spend my days with plants and flowers and go back home singing.
The location of your garden plays an important role in your gardening success. The garden should enjoy ample sun and have easy access to water. Ideally, you also need to have fertile soil. But don’t fret, fven if all of these aren’t available, gardening can be done successfully.
Plants to be cultivated in a garden depend on the garden size. A small garden owner can consider beets, lettuce, onions, carrots, cabbage, etc. However plants like cucumber, okra, mustard, watermelon, etc need a larger garden size. Cultivating flowers is rather independent of garden size and can be done virtually anywhere.
In order to have a beautiful garden, one needs to have a proper garden layout in place. Some plants need more sun than others. Such crops should be planted towards northern or southern parts of the garden. Also, make sure other plants do not shade those requiring more sunlight.
Another important aspect of gardening is the set of tools required. A standard set of garden tools constitutes a spading fork, a hoe, a watering can, a shovel,a bow rake and a pair of gardening shears. And don’t forget the old clothes because you’re probably going to get dirty! You should select these tools by evaluating on these parameters – functionality, quality and price. For the most part you should get the best you can afford.
The four most important parameters of your success in gardening – soil, water, fertilization and your interest. And really, interest is the most important because if you’re not doing it for yourself you won’t enjoy doing it.
About the Author
Adam Walters has been cultivating gardens with a passion for 60+ years and now writes gardening articles for his Gardening Tips and Information Web site.
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