Gardening- A Quick Overview

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Published on August 8, 2014

Author: john2u0311

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Gardening- A teeny guide: Gardening- A teeny guide Rule No.1 : Start small: Rule No.1 : Start small A small plant bed, about 25 or 30 feet square is perfect, is just enough room for about 30 plants . This will give you a chance to try out your green thumb . If you find that you enjoy your garden you can always expand and increase your plantings Step 2 : Choose a site: Step 2 : Choose a site Minimum 6 hours of sunlight Stay away from large trees that will take your plants water and nutrients, and at least three feet from any fences or buildings Good soil - Avoid areas that have rocky soil, steep slopes, or areas where water stands. Step 3 : Start digging: Step 3 : Start digging The fun begins ! Remove rocks, debris, and any grass and weeds then dig the spot up about one foot deep Level up the dirt and add compost or minerals if the needed. If soil is too acidic, add lime; if too sandy, add peat moss. PowerPoint Presentation: If you buy seeds then plant them according to the directions. If picking plants, choose ones with green, healthy looking leaves and stems and healthy roots. Put the smaller plants towards the front of the bed and larger ones in the back. PowerPoint Presentation: The key to a successful beginning in gardening is planting at the right time . Make sure and wait until the frosts are over before planting. If planting seeds, the package will usually tell exactly when you can plant them to achieve maximum growth Watering: Watering Making sure your plants receive enough water is essential to their growth. Hand watering works well if you only have a few plants. Other options include sprinklers or sprinkler hoses. Watering is more effective during the cooler parts of the day. The type of plant will depend on how much water is needed, but most require about an inch per week. During the hottest periods plants will be need watering about three times per week ….: …. To access the rest of this article, go to : www.thesporadicplanter.blogspot.com

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