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Beginners' Guide To Becoming A Gardening Wizkid

Gardening is considered by many to be an enjoyable hobby, especially for those that grow their own vegetables. Getting started on this adventure is quite simple, but can seem intimidating to those that have never tried it. With these simple tips you can make sure that your garden gets started well and will continue growing successfully in the future.

Plan Ahead

Before getting started it helps to have an idea of what you want and where you want it placed. Visualize what you intend to grow to make sure that it will fit in the space you plan for, as well as if the selections will match the surroundings. Be conscious of size and texture as the wrong placement can be detrimental to your efforts.


Seeds are delicate objects and require the right amount of attention in order to flourish. Make sure that seeds aren’t planted too deep in the soil or too cluttered together. If they are, they will be starved of vital nutrients. Also add warm water, not cold, as lower temperatures can cause the seeds to hibernate instead of germinate.

Optimize Soil

The best soil is not pure dirt. It’s a mixture of compost and nutrient-rich soil. The best ratio is usually about 50-50 between compost and soil, but ultimately depends upon what it is that you intend to grow. Also, the pot or container in which you want to grow your plants needs to have adequate drainage at the bottom. If drainage isn’t sufficient it can cause to the roots and stems to get saturated and damaged.


Plants need a constant supply of water and nutrients in order to thrive but they are still delicate. When watering try to minimize the amount of water that gets on the leaves. Be sure to wipe them dry if they get wet as they are easily susceptible to molding. Also be sure to trim the leaves and stems fairly regularly as it helps promote growth and improve the air flow around the leaves.