An absolute beginner’s guide to gardening – HuffPost Australia | Directory Mayhem

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Gardening is both an art and a scientific experiment that involves a lot of luck and skill. Hundreds of thousands of Brits across the country have been keeping their hands busy tending to their own gardens, flower boxes or allotments lately – so much so that there are even seed shortages.

No wonder lockdown gardening is booming. As anyone with a green thumb will tell you, time spent tending a garden is great for your mind, body and soul.

But where do you start? Look no further than this beginner’s guide. Arm yourself with the basics and you really don’t need to feel intimidated as a beginner. Even experienced gardeners do not know everything. This is one of the great joys of gardening. It’s the very definition of a work in progress.

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