What would you grow in your garden: flowers or vegetables?
Gardening can be a great way to relax after a long day or a fun bonding activity for the family to try together. If you’ve ever thought about starting your own garden, let this year be the start of a new hobby! We’ve even found some tips to help you get started.
Early spring is the perfect time to start your own garden, but it’s easy to get so swept up in the thrill of picking out new plants that you accidentally set yourself up for failure. Your friend with a green thumb can tell you that keeping a successful garden demands more than sunlight and watering cans. Fortunately, Reader’s Digest found some clever tricks to help you get started on the right foot. These tips are so good even veteran gardeners might learn something new.
If you have a greenhouse, you can grow whatever you want all year long. Unfortunately, most people don’t have a greenhouse, so they are at the mercy of their local climate to determine what they can grow and when they should start planting. The first step to a successful garden is knowing your “grow zone.” Just input your zip code and start planning the perfect garden for your hometown.
How can you have a garden without a lot of yard space? You get a little creative! Vertical gardens are part garden and part work of art. They’re perfect for the gardener who doesn’t want to spend all day digging up a patch of their backyard. With a little ingenuity, you can turn your kitchen, balcony, or patio into a thriving garden. Recycled soda bottles and old dressers have never looked so good.
Just For Fun: Most Amazing Gardens Around The World
While most of us are happy to keep some flowers alive through the summer, to others, gardening is like an extreme sport. Thanks to careful planning and a lot of water, incredible gardens around the world will take your breath away.
What will you grow?