Gardening is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. Whether you are looking to eat healthier, reduce your grocery bill, beautify your yard, start a fun family project or just want an excuse to spend more time outdoors and connect with the earth – gardening is a rewarding activity. Gardening 101 provides tips and insight on how to plant a garden that thrives.
Let’s Start Gardening
If you’re new to gardening or even if you have a few years of growing under your belt it is helpful to know the following:
- Your Gardening Zone
- Gardening Terms
- Landscape Design Basics
- Types of Gardens – Inspiration for the style you like best
- Garden Tools You’ll Need
- How Soil Affects the Success of Your Garden
- Location. Location. Location. Where to Plant Your Garden
- How to Water Your Garden
- Tips to Start Seeds Indoors
To Plant a Garden is to Believe in TomorrowAudrey Hepburn
Gardening 101: Starting with the Basics
Getting started or gardening 101 begins with nutrient-rich soil, appropriate amounts of sun and water.
Plants have an ideal zone. Do you know what zone you are in? Find out how humidity, wind, frost, and heat plays a factor in what plants will thrive in your area.
What’s in Your Soil?
Soil is the foundation of any garden. Vegetables need nutrient-rich soil to produce.
Sun: How much is needed?
North, South, East, West – Where Does Your Garden Grow Best? Find out how placement will determine the success of your garden.
Garden watering options. Find out how much water a plant needs and how long and how often to water plants.
New to gardening? Not sure what a node is or what a determinate tomato plant is? Find out common gardening terms.
Ready, Set, Let’s Go Create a Garden
If you can’t wait to get your hands dirty and create something let’s start digging…
Learn how to set up an indoor seed germination station, what kind of lights you’ll need, and the importance of heat for germination.
Garden Design Basics
Designing an aesthetically pleasing garden doesn’t need to be overwhelming. Take a que from designers and learn some garden design tips for functional yet attractive backyard.
Gardening requires a few tools. Find out the must have tools and the nice to have tools.