With the approach of spring sprouting feelings of new beginnings, what better time to start that home garden you’ve always wanted than now? Whether you want to grow your own veggies to cook for the family, herbs to add extra flavor to your favorite meals or beautiful flowers to bring more color to your home – we’re here to help you unleash your inner green thumb with these three easy steps.
1. Plan Ahead
Timing is everything when it comes to gardening which is why it’s important to plan ahead. Does your garden need a lot of sunlight? When is the best time to begin planting? Consider the needs of what you’re planting to set you and your garden up for success. If you’re still unsure, Meadow Valley will supply you an assortment of bare root plants and all of the instructions your garden needs. They even ship out their plants based on your location, to ensure you’re able to start your garden at the ideal time.
2. Start Small
While you may want to grow the entire produce aisle in your backyard, it’s important to start small and grow with your garden. Start by planting a few of your favorite vegetables or flowers and take notes on the things you learn along the way. Nailing down when the best time to water, groom and pluck will sharpen your skills for a garden you can continue to grow season after season.
3. Plant What You Love
Anytime you start something for the first time, adding something you love to the mix will encourage you to see it through even more. If you’re planting vegetables, take a shot at growing a kind you love to eat. If it’s flowers you’re growing, plant something that triggers a memory or that you’d enjoy watching bloom.
Are you planning to try gardening for the first time this year? What will you grow?