Spring is the perfect time to begin growing your garden. Gardening provides you and your family with fresh fruits and vegetables; they can be grown to your liking and can also be grown as environmentally safe as you want them to be. If you are concerned with the amount of pesticides and growing agents your fruit and vegetables come in to contact with, imagine growing a garden full of fresh produce that is chemical free. For those of you who have never taken on garden growing there are a few basics you should know before beginning this rewarding new hobby.
Gardeners often use two different methods for gardening – they will either plant their gardens in garden boxes using large planters or containers or freely in rows. Container gardening is a great option for people that are limited on space or need to move their plants around the yard to achieve maximum sun and shade exposure.
When you begin planning your garden, remember to research which plants, vegetables and fruit grow best in your area, that way you will yield as much as you can from your garden. Also consider spreading your garden out among your yard to benefit the most from the sun and shade. Certain crops like strawberries and tomatoes need a lot of sun while others such as spinach and broccoli are shade loving. Root vegetables such as potatoes and carrots need at least a half day of full sun. Once you determine where you are going to place your garden and what you are going to grow; it is time to gather all of your gardening supplies.
Gardening supplies can range from rakes to kneeling pads and gloves. Seed sowers are a great tool to have; they help distribute seeds in an even and quick range. Cultivators help with keeping soil aerated and garden bulb augers create a deep area for bulbs to be placed for growing. Soils and compost materials are also growing supplies that a gardener needs. Pete pots can be used to grow seeds and can even be planted in the ground when the plants are ready to be transplanted.