Monday, March 24, 2014

So you want to Start a Garden (Part one)

Let me guess  . . spring is here and you have the gardening bug.

Am I right?

You’ve stepped out into the spring air and you’re eager to test out your green thumb.  Or you saw someone's garden and thought you'd like to recreate something similar in your own  back yard. Or maybe you just want to have something growing in a container on your patio.  

All valid reasons to start thinking ahead. So I’m going to give you a few things I want you to think about before my next post where I will address why these questions are so important.  Gardening is all about planning, at least to start.  It saves frustration and money.
Here are some questions to get you thinking:

·       What zone do you live in?  You can find a gardening zone map almost anywhere on the internet. Here’s the link for the Farmer’s Almanac zone map.

·       What kind of garden do you want to grow? Flower? Vegetable? Herb?

·       If you want to grow flowers, do you want the ones that die out at the end of the season (annuals), or do you want flowers that come up year after year (perennials)?

·       How much space do you have for a garden?

·       And, do you have an area that gets at least 6 to 8 hours of sun per day?

·       How much time do you want to spend?

Your turn: Do you want to start a garden but don’t know where to start? If so, post your questions here.

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