Choosing among all of the gardening tips and tricks out there can be difficult. There is quite a lot of conflicting advice and information; sorting through it and finding someone trustworthy to listen to can take quite a bit of time. Remember, there is a lot more to growing your own garden than simply dropping seeds in dirt and watering them every few days. Gardening is kind of hard. There is a time commitment involved as well as some effort output. As you work to grow your plants and flowers, you will learn that even though it is hard work, gardening can be quite rewarding. If you've always dreamed of having a garden, use these tips to help you get started!
If you want to grow more than one type of plant, put together a growing schedule and stick to it. Write down just how often each plant needs to be watered. Write out the number of times you need to add nutrients to each plant's soil. Map out these things on a calendar or planner and then check your calendar every day. Even your weeding schedule could be put on the calendar! This schedule will help keep you on track as you work to grow a healthy garden. When you are a new gardener, writing out a schedule can be incredibly helpful.
If you want to grow fruit, bell peppers are a good fruit with which to start. Bell peppers are easy to grow because they don't have to be shielded from direct sunlight and they can grow both in the ground and in container gardening receptacles. They do not require a lot of watering. The good news is that these plants actually prefer drier ground because they originated in dry parts of the world. Like most other types of vegetables and fruits, there are many different varieties of bell peppers which is one of the reasons that home vegetable growers like them. Bell peppers are a great first choice for newbie gardeners because they do not take long (two to three months) to mature. All you have to do is keep these fruits under lots of light (either direct sunlight or grow lights) and give them some water once in a while and they should grow for you with little problems.
Growing your plants inside during the winter months is a fantastic way to begin your garden while you are waiting for the ground to be warm enough for planting. Lots of gardeners start their seedlings inside warm homes as the weather starts to heat up. This is one of the best ways to ensure that your garden will grow-otherwise you run the risk of planting to early and then having the last cold dregs of winter kill your garden before it has a chance to really grow. Allowing your seedlings to grow indoors for a month to six weeks before you plant them outside increases their chances of survival by leaps and bounds. Gardening is often seen as a difficult activity. The truth is that anybody can learn how to do it. Don't let yourself get intimidated by the photos you see in gardening magazines or displayed on television shows. Believe it or not, with enough time and effort, you can learn to grow gardens just like the ones you covet. Even people who have never had any luck growing plants can learn how to grow a magnificent garden in just a few seasons of planting. Good luck! You'll eventually grow something wonderful!