Garden Planning Tips for Beginners


| 2/4/2014 10:27:00 AM


Tags: Garden Planning, Herb Garden Planner, Gardening, Melissa LaPesh,

Have you wanted to garden, but didn’t know where to start? Whether you would like to plant in pots, raised beds, a garden bed or a combination of these, you will need to take some time to plan your garden. Garden planning is not difficult, but it can be intimidating to some. It will take a little research, time, and patience.

Raised Bed Garden
Photo by Melissa LaPesh

To begin planning your garden you will need to decide what you would like to grow. If this is your first garden, it is best to start small. This can be a few pots of your favorite vegetables or a couple raised garden beds. The important thing is not to overwhelm yourself, otherwise you may not have enough time to care for the garden and you will end up viewing it as a chore rather than something enjoyable.

Benefits of Gardening

Tending to your garden can bring you pleasure in a number of ways.

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leighjames
4/29/2015 8:25:43 AM

Great article! Starting off as a beginner is the hardest thing when it comes to gardening. I would add that investing in some good gardening tools that will last for a few years is always worth the money. Also remember to protect those hands and feet as they do tend to take the brunt of the work! ;) I have a great pair of Nordic Boots which are practical for all weathers and environments when it comes to the garden. You can get them here - http://www.cuckooland.com/dnc/cuckooland/brand/497/unikia


naturehillsnursery
5/18/2014 12:19:26 PM

I think one of the best tips for new gardeners is to start out small. I’ve seen many people get overwhelmed when they start out with a huge plot of ground then get tired of the repetitive upkeep required. It’s also hard to put a lot of work into something, only to see it fail due to inexperience. Starting out small helps keep it simple, and allows the new gardener to hone their skills a little at a time so they can gradually experiment with more plants—making it less likely to get discouraged. Having the right tools can help too, like this sturdy weeder: http://www.naturehills.com/cape-cod-weeder


naturehillsnursery
4/29/2014 9:01:23 PM

I think one of the best tips for new gardeners is to start out small. I’ve seen many people get overwhelmed when they start out with a huge plot of ground then get tired of the repetitive upkeep required. It’s also hard to put a lot of work into something, only to see it fail due to inexperience. Starting out small helps keep it simple, and allows the new gardener to hone their skills a little at a time so they can gradually experiment with more plants—making it less likely to get discouraged. Richard www.naturehills.com


naturehillsnursery
4/29/2014 9:00:13 PM

I think one of the best tips for new gardeners is to start out small. I’ve seen many people get overwhelmed when they start out with a huge plot of ground then get tired of the repetitive upkeep required. It’s also hard to put a lot of work into something, only to see it fail due to inexperience. Starting out small helps keep it simple, and allows the new gardener to hone their skills a little at a time so they can gradually experiment with more plants—making it less likely to get discouraged. Richard www.naturehills.com


nicole bencker
2/4/2014 6:11:22 PM

Great article Melissa! You always make everything sound so fun and easy!





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