GARDENING FOR BEGINNERS-what to know!

Do you want to learn how to garden? Gardening for beginners-what to know is a topic that is very popular today. It’s important when you are beginning to garden that you start with the proper soil, seeds, sunshine and water. There are lots of details to be learned so that your garden can flourish and blossom with edible fruit. My outdoor garden has produced some amazing basil and tomatoes that I can add to my recipes. I’ve enjoyed it so much that I’ve chosen to start an indoor garden!

How to indoor garden is an article I wrote for people living in apartments or areas with extreme weather. Click here to read my article HOW TO INDOOR GARDEN. If you can’t garden outdoors then may as well garden indoors. I’ve chosen to indoor garden to add some greenery inside my home. Some people live in apartments or are without a backyard so indoor gardening is the best solution. I chose to grow the minigarden fruit & veggie kit from Urban Leaf. I planted tomato, peppers and strawberries. It’s been a great growth experience for me. And I will be so happy to have healthy organically grown produce available at my fingertips. Read on to hear why…. and also read on especially if you’re looking for indoor garden ideas or how to start a garden.

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HOW TO INDOOR GARDEN-a growth experience

It’s always fun to learn something new! So I recently started researching how to indoor garden. My interest sparked from the last couple months of staying home and wanting more greenery inside my home. There are other important reasons for example, apartment living or extreme seasonal weather. I chose to grow a mini fruit and veggie garden from Urban Leaf which came with great directions for getting started and how to have a healthy indoor garden. I actually have both an outdoor and indoor garden so I can’t wait to see what I enjoy better. My outdoor garden which you can read more about here, is doing fabulous! We have grown many different sized tomatoes, zucchini and basil. I love going out to harvest and support the farm to table concept on a mini scale.

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HOW TO COMPOST IN A BIN-and what is black gold?

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Why do some people think composting is hard? Well I’m here to clear up this misconception and explain clearly how to compost in a bin. Compost is the best soil conditioner, fertilizer and soil amendment you can use. It’s simply taking any organic material tossed into a bin with added oxygen and water. This creates a compost sometimes called black gold and has many benefits for the earth and for a garden. Some examples of organic material would be kitchen scraps from leftover food, small twigs and leaves all shredded into small pieces. According to EPA.gov the food scraps and yard waste makes up 28% of what we throw away in the trash. Making compost helps keep these materials out of the landfills.

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STARTING A FOOD GARDEN….on a budget

Being at home so much has generated some new interests for us.  Our family has decided our new interest would be to start a food garden.  Starting a food garden has brought up many questions about soil, watering, bug control and sun exposure.  It’s a challenging but fun project.  And we have created some very unique solutions that might surprise you.

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Choose a good soil:

This is where you could get very involved with soil quality and cultivation.  The simple solution for our small backyard garden was prepared soil from the nursery and large planting buckets.  This allowed for instant successful growth so we could enjoy our garden immediately.  Be sure the bucket has holes so water can drain and start out by watering once per week.  Or how about a raised planter bed?  Check out a raised planter bed here to start a food garden.

 

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