When you chose to spend time growing flowers or vegetables, of course, you want them to look and taste the best. However, if you are too careless or do not take the time to adequately plan, then your best gardening efforts can become frustrating. We all have some painful memories of mistakes we have made along the way. Make a decision right in the beginning to learn all you can about what you plan to grow so you can keep the mistakes to a minimum. That way, you will not waste time and can actually become quite an expert.
How Much to Plant
Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, some pen and paper, and sit down to do a little drawing, if you don’t mind doing that. It’s a good idea to make a detailed plan or map of your gardens. Using this type of planning can create the most strikingly designed flower gardens. Or, if you are a veggie grower, then you can get the most out of your allocated space through precise planning. If you get the details on how much space each vegetable plant needs, then you can figure out how many to plant in each row. You will be able to save time and space when planting when you figure out how many plants you can fit in the space.
By now–whether you’ve been using magazines or the Internet to learn about gardening–you’ve no doubt come across plenty of different businesses hawking bulbs. While this is fine, what matters most is that you are cautious about the merchant from whom you buy your bulbs. If you find a bulb supplier online that you like, then that is great. We, however, are far more comfortable buying bulbs from our local nurseries. The main reason for that is we can get our hands on them and inspect them, look at them, feel their firmness and so on. Try this out first, before ordering online, and besides, going to the nursery is really fun!
Almost every gardener has heard at least something about peat moss. But we are willing to put bets that not every gardener is using it properly; they seem to think it only needs to be tossed onto a garden.
Peat moss is organic material, and as such it does have a certain amount of nutritional quality. It was not, however, ever meant to be used as a fertilizer in your garden. Peat moss is fantastic for mixing into soil that is compacted so that it assumes a finger grade and a lighter quality. You might also choose to mix fertilizer and peat moss. Peat moss works best in soil that is so find that it often loses moisture too quickly.
It doesn’t really matter what you plant, there are still a lot of variables to consider when you plan out your garden. The amount of space available is vital and will be a determining factor for quite a lot of things. If you really want to grow vegetables don’t get discouraged if you only have a small space to work with. Think in wider rows for those veggie crops and you’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.