The world of gardening can be an overwhelming place for beginners. Gardening teaches you about climate, soil, local pests and the seasons, as well as the eternal mystery of exactly how much water your plants need.
If you’re at a loss, don’t worry because these gardening pros have you covered like mulch on a flower bed. These influencers will promote your gardening dreams and help you grow into a gardening expert.
These “garden influencers,” if you will, are making the cut because their content caters to gardeners who are just starting out. (I mean, this account is amazing, but a giant dahlia farm isn’t exactly for beginners.) We’ve also kept it strictly to outdoor gardening. While there are some amazing people to follow growing houseplants like @houseplantclub, @greene.piece, and @hiltoncarter, we had to draw the line somewhere.
Garden Marcus will brighten up your social media feed with his positive attitude. Bridgewater is considered the Bob Ross of gardening, and often uses gardening as a way to teach life lessons, as in his post on planting plants too close together: “We must nurture one another’s roots and respect our companion’s space.”
Delivering gardening tips with a positive attitude.
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Think of it as the Humans of New York, but for gardeners around the world. Each post features a different person, their location and a mini profile about their gardening history. It can be the inspirational content you need to plant things to eat.
Jasmine Jefferson founded Black Girls With Gardens to provide inspiration, tips and resources for black and black women. And if you’re just starting out, Jefferson has classes, information on where to buy organic seeds, and black-owned plant shops you can support.
Jasmine Jefferson depicts black women gardening.
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Christina Chung is the gardener behind Fluent Garden, a garden coaching company. From videos on how to store seeds to what to avoid during a heatwave, Chung’s Instagram is full of helpful and relatable tips.
Cutsumpas is another plant coach and a self-proclaimed “plant repreneur,” which essentially means teaching people how to plant, garden, and live a more sustainable lifestyle. His deep knowledge of gardening and teaching skills make him a must have for any beginner gardener.
Plantrepreneur is now a word?
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Kevin Espiritu started Epic Gardening in 2011 when he was frustrated by the lack of good gardening information online. And now, Espiritu shares a cornucopia of information on everything from urban gardening to caring for house plants via its website and social media.
Finch and Folly embodies the benefits of investing in a self-sustaining ecosystem. In addition to posting about gardening, Kostovick also posts herbs, recipes, crafts, and bird watching, all sourced from her organic Maine garden.
Allison Vallin Kostovick is a sustainability queen.
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Sometimes the most inspiring people are the ones who learn as they go. This is what makes Fanny Liao’s @fansinthegarden great. Whether it’s celebrating a successful tomato harvest or mourning a watermelon that didn’t make it, she takes her followers with her every step of the way.
Sullivan said she started her own urban garden a year after “saving” her first child [her] in a way” and helped her rediscover herself. Her story was published on @humanswhogrowfood and since then she has been inspiring people with her determination, useful tips and relatable approach.
Lee Sullivan believes anyone can grow their own food and shows us how.
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Scrolling through Hagerty’s Instagram is like stepping into a millennial utopia. It’s packed with content where products are always artfully arranged, and Hagerty and his wife Morgan are always cheerful tending their lush urban garden. But brand aesthetic aside, @urbanfarmstead is a really great resource for sustainable gardening and eating.
Inspirational content for millennials.
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