It Grows From My Roots
For several years now, I’ve considered joining in with the family farming and gardening. I grew up on and have lived on a farm for 38 years. It’s my grandparents farm. Fortunately, they were the ones who raised me and thank goodness, I’ve always had the privilege of living off their bounty. Otherwise, who knows, because farming and gardening is hard work.
I’ve never had a part in making it happen until now. I have researched and over researched about how to start gardening. My grandfather has endured hours with me asking, “What should I do about this?” Or, “How do I prevent that?”
To which he always answers, “I could just come and do it for you.”
“No, grandfather, I need to figure it out on my own.”
Most importantly, I’ve learned:
YOU CAN’T GO WRONG. JUST TRY.
That’s right. What doesn’t work this year, you can change next year. It doesn’t matter.
1. Plan and then plan again. It doesn’t matter how much you plan, it won’t be enough. You will know what to change next year.
2. Choose the type of garden you desire, and then check this article out on what type of gardener you are. This will assist you in the planning stage of your garden.
3. With seed or plants, it is really a personal decision. My recommendation is start with seeds as it is much more cost-effective and it is a delight to see the sprouts.
4. Plant, follow the plan and rules of planting as they are.
5. Reap the wonderful vegetables and fruits from your garden.
Seems oversimplified, right? You are right, it is. Gardening is hard work and it takes a lot of time, but it is worth it. You will feel great about the hard work and effort when you raise your first garden. I hope your garden is bountiful and miraculous.
For more help as a beginner, take some tips from WiseBread’s post, 10 Gardening Lessons Learned The Hard Way.