19 Apr Kick-Start Your Garden
The time is finally here! For any gardening enthusiast, the end of the winter marks yet another opportunity not only to dream but go ahead with planting that balcony of stunning flowers or bounty of veggies you have been anticipating all season.
For the savviest lot of gardeners, they had already set out their plans. Nonetheless, there is still some time for you and any other interested person. When it comes to gardening, timing is everything, as such, commence soon to exploit the long awaited growing season.
To help out in this endeavor, below are some tips to help you start out:
# 1 Start Seeds Indoors
In comparison to purchasing starter plants, indoor starting of seeds is both economical and also gives you added advantage on growing seasons. Based on the previous frost date of your area, you can consult from the internet when best to begin starting your seeds indoors or directly planting them into the ground.
In this endeavor, use coffee grounds as planting starter pots, and take particular gentleness with every seedling through spritzing them as opposed to directly watering them. Their young state mandates for you to protect by all means; you can even use towel rolls from old paper to effectively do it.
#2 Tool Sharpening:
Similar to every tool for whatever task, the sharper it is, the better it functions. Get all the relevant tools such as the shovels and shears in shape before using them. Why? It not only saves you effort but also ultimately time.
#3 Undertake some beginner gardening activities
Suppose you are up for a gardening experience but not sure of where or how to start? Or you have gone ahead but lack that green thumb? With particular gardening resources and ideas for instance container gardening, you can ease and boost the efficiency of your gardening in no time. Moreover, in this process, you can also include your kids for a fun and educational experience.
#4 Prepare Your Soil:
Aside from watching your plants sprouting and even harvesting them if you own a garden, one enjoyable gardening experience is either purchasing the seeds, planting them and burying them in your soil. Nonetheless, the labor that comes with raking, clod breaking and aerating is not quite an appealing task.
Nonetheless, the fact remains that the soil needs to be prepared before the commencing of the season. It is like working on a single large science project! For instance, you can mix your coffee grounds with your garden soil to deter pests aside from setting an amazing ground for acid-loving plants.
#5 Supercharge the garden by preparing compost:
Compost is virtually a super food for all sorts of plants. Whether it is leaves, food scraps or any other otherwise unwanted ‘green waste,’ turn it into nutrient-packed fertilizers and exclusive soil amendments for the plants. You can use a worm infested compost bin which is a fast compost producer or just settle for a typical compost formula if not blending old food scraps to instant compost.
After you have cleared your planting area and eradicated all weeds, add compost (4-inch layers) into the new beds and perfectly work it into your garden soil together with any other available nutrients.
This is a great time for planning your garden. Even if space is at a premium in your yard, creativity is boundless!