We all have our passions and hobbies. Since people are so diversified and different, it’s no wonder we have different and varying hobbies.
Some people follow sports; some people collect artefacts, some people play music, some read novels. We each have our own thing.
And as for me, I love growing plants and arranging them in intricate designs. This is my passion. And for all you plant enthusiasts out there, you probably know how I feel about it.
Growing your garden indeed has its wonderful perks. You get to have cleaner air since plants produce fresh oxygen. You can save some money in food and spices by harvesting your plants’ fruits and other products. And above all, you help save our planet because the plants counteract the bad effects of pollution.
If you want to start your garden, then I strongly support you in your endeavour. And since I love gardens so much, I have here some tips for you.
Decide on the type of plants you wish to grow in your garden
Choosing the plants you wish to have is one of the biggest things you should consider. You can plant flowering plants, herbs, vegetables, or fruit-bearing trees. Some plants are sensitive to temperature and climate so you need to consider which types of plants can strive in the climate in your area.
Choosing the right spot
In choosing the area to create your garden, you must consider several things.
- Will sunlight hit that area?
- Will rain reach my plants?
- Will it be safe from children’s playful hands?
- Is it going to be attacked by animals?
Most people choose to build their gardens in their yard, as is the most obvious choice. But if you live in a big city, where space is often expensive, I suggest you build yourself an indoor garden.
Indoor gardens are great for big cities because you’ll get a respite from the buzzing city’s mostly polluted air. You will also have food essentials at the tip of your fingers, thus saving you money and a trip to the farmers’ market.
You can also build you garden in your loft. Brighten up your loft by converting it and putting some plants in it. Professional loft convertors often have great loft garden designs. You can check some of them out at fulhamlofts.co.uk/.
Cultivate the soil
The soil in which you grow a plant plays a big part in that plant’s growth. The ground should be cleared of sod for your plants to grow nicely.
If you want to dig the soil, remember to do it when the soil is not too dry or too wet. Otherwise, its structure will be ruined. You also must add at least a 3-inch layer of compost to give the soil a boost.
It’s important not to let your plants dry out. When your plants are still starting to grow, you should water them daily or at least every other day, depending on the type of plant.
It is best to water your plants early in the morning. That way, the water won’t evaporate from the sun’s heat. You must also water them slowly to give the soil time to sip it properly.
Growing plants are fun and very rewarding. Remember to water them and to remove the weeds around them so they can grow nice and healthy. As your plants grow to maturity, take the time to see and enjoy the fruits of your labour.