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Planting a garden can be an extremely rewarding pastime. Whether you are a homeowner, renter or lover of public space beautification, there is never a dull moment watching green things bloom.

It’s a mystery that most of us enjoy observing throughout our lives.

Plants can be very delicate and, much like humans, need different environments and situations to survive and thrive.

Gardening is also one of the most therapeutic activities out there. In fact, the psychological benefits of gardening include a sense of connection, self-esteem, reduced anxiety, and healthy emotional release.

If you’ve never gardened before, there’s no time like the present. There are a few basic gardening tips and tricks that can help you become a better grower.

Here are six easy ways to get your hands dirty:

From black thumb to green thumb

1. From black thumb to green

Do you love the idea of ​​being able to take care of your own garden, but it seems like every time you start one, everything dies?

The curse of the dreaded black thumb is part of the process. Nobody starts out as an experienced gardener.

It takes practice, patience, and experimentation to learn more about your personal ecosystem. Put on the gardening gloves and start planting, but heed all the lessons along the way.

On this interesting journey you will learn about your garden, the plants, the seasons, the soil, the insects, the water systems and the chiaroscuro of growth.

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2. Location, location, location

Like starting your own business, creating a thriving garden has a lot to do with where you place it. Look for a spot that catches your eye regularly as you move in and around your home.

A good garden needs a lot of attention. So when he’s out of sight, he’s easily forgotten.

Also, be sure to find a location that offers a good balance of sunlight and shade.

You’ll learn over time that some plants need more than others, but a little of both is usually healthier.

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3. Good soil, better soil

A garden is heavily dependent on the nutrients that plants can absorb from the soil. If you don’t have good soil where you live, it’s a good idea to invest in something by buying (or composting) decent topsoil and using nitrogen-rich compost to layer the garden beds.

Healthy soil is full of good nutrients like nitrogen, potassium, sulphur, magnesium and calcium to name a few.

If you have no knowledge of chemistry, the garden department of your specialist retailer or the experts at your garden center will be happy to advise you on the right choice.

Note that not every garden has the same elements and you should pay attention to which plants grow well in your soil type (some types are sand, clay or silt for example).


4. Be water-wise

Overwatering is probably the most common beginner mistake for new gardenerswhether you garden in the city or in the country.

We tend to think that plants need plenty of water and sun, but many are actually better off getting just a little bit of both.

Plants are made to thrive in all seasons and outdoors, allowing them to adapt to bursts of rain, occasional sun, and fluctuating temperatures.

It is not always the case that the more sun and water, the better. Plants can overindulge just like humans.

It’s possible for people to consume too many kale shakes, no matter how healthy they may seem.

  • Watch how your plants look and you’ll start to learn how to balance moisture and light a little better as the seasons change.
  • Pay attention to drainage, morning or afternoon sun angles, and wind factors for each spot in the garden.

Know your zone

5. Know your zone

When you plant is just as important as where you plant. Unless you grow indoors in a controlled environment, your plants will be at the mercy of the elements.

Find out about the zone you live in to maximize your chances of gardening success.

Each area of ​​the world is assigned a different “zone” where different climate characteristics determine what crops can be grown and when they should be planted.

Knowing which zone applies to your region is a good start to a successful growth cycle. Over time, the cycle will become second nature and you will know your planting season inside out.

Ignore Conventions

6. Ignore conventions

Finally, don’t worry about traditional methods when creative methods work just as well. Try things. Some will work and some won’t, no matter how “right” you garden or how much expert advice you follow.

If you want to take out seedlings with a spoon instead of a spade, then do it.

If you want to use yogurt containers as seedling starters (to grow from seed to seedling until plants are big enough to replant) then do it – what a great way to recycle plastic!

Time will tell what works and what doesn’t.

As long as it grows, anything goes!

Editor’s Note: This post has been updated for freshness and consistency.

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