5 Tips for a DIY Home Garden

With Spring underway, many people are looking for a fun outdoor activity to pass the time. We recommend beginning your very own garden! There are so many different options, you are sure to find a garden that will suit your needs.

 

Here are our top 5 tips for starting a DIY home garden:

 

  1. Decide what you’d like to grow. It’s important to plant what will work with the current season. If you decide to plant fruits and vegetables, you’ll be able to enjoy fresh produce in the months to come! If you choose to plant flowers, you’ll have a beautiful variety to enjoy as well. Choosing which you’ll plant will impact your strategy for a successful garden.
  2. Choose your garden beds and location. Will your plants need full sun or partial? Do you need to create a raised garden bed or can you use planters? These decisions will be based on what you choose to grow. Be sure to do your research on what will work best.
  3. Invest in tools and soil. If you’re just starting out, you’ll want to invest in some basic gardening tools. These tools will help you on your gardening journey so choose high quality metal tools that will last you. You’ll also need to pick up soil to fill your beds/planters so choose one that is best recommended for the type of plants you are growing.
  4. Choose quality seeds or transplants. You’ll want to confirm your choice has not been treated with harmful chemicals, especially for fruits and vegetables you plan to eat. Check to see if they are genetically modified as well, as there is some uncertainty of the health risks related to GMOs.
  5. Get planting! Plant your seeds roughly 3 times as deep as the diameter of the seed. Be sure to cover the seed gently with your soil and give a good watering. Give space between seeds so that they don’t overgrow each other.

 

Gardening can be a great activity to enjoy throughout the whole spring and summer seasons! Be sure to keep a close eye on your plants to look for weeds and bugs as you’ll want to address these issues before they damage the plants. And remember, water your plants when dry! Under-watering and over-watering can both be damaging so you’ll want to pay close attention.

 

Ready to get started on your own home garden? Whether you’re looking to plant flowers or vegetables, we have everything you need to get started. Learn more and stop by our market today!