The Joy of Creating a Garden
A garden is one of the most precious and sacred things anyone could create for their home, apartment or wherever they find themselves residing. It’s one of the simplest things that can transform an otherwise inhospitable environment into an oasis of growth and plenty. Even the simplest of gardens can be brought into such a living space to create pleasure and a sense of bounty.
A home is one of the best places for creating a garden, whether it’s in the backyard, the front yard or a small piece of land somewhere around the house. Successful gardens can even be brought inside the house and created in any room, given the proper lighting is available. You can create a great herb garden near a window or a vegetable garden in a room where windows bring in some light. A variety of different plants will do fine indoors if you can provide windows that don’t filter out all the UV light. Otherwise, another option might be to setup a UV light system and as long as you keep the plants hydrated, the garden will do fine.
Spreading out a box garden in a backyard is one of the ideal things to get setup, and it’s a great place for kids to learn how to garden. You can set up a raised bed with some timbers and plant a variety of crops that will flourish in the sun. it’s advisable to set up some sprinklers nearby or to take on the watering duty yourself on a regular basis. It’s also a good idea to create some looped bars over the box garden where you can quickly drape some tarps or covering in case of hail or freezing nights.
If you’re lucky enough to have some land available, then you can set aside a section that is in the sun for a majority of the day. Providing enough sun and water are the keys to any garden, but it’s also good to start with the proper foundation.
Tilling the soil and mixing in a combination of nutrients is what you want to start with. You can find a variety of fertilized substrates in your local garden shop but it’s simple to start with some form of manure blend as well as dirt. Some gardeners will mix in potting soil as well, and such a combination will provide all the rich nutrients that a garden needs to thrive.
It’s a good plan to set up a compost bin so that you can add nutrients to your garden over the course of the year. This is something you can setup in the corner of your property so that you’re not offended by the smell. Then you can turn it occasionally and let things simmer until you come away with a rich blend of what appears to be a dirt mix. Just add this around your plants as your garden begins to grow and you’ll notice the improvement in the size and yield of what you produce.
Even if you start small, in a box near the kitchen window, you can create a wonderful place to garden and grow herbs and vegetables and things that will delight anyone who comes in contact with the garden. You can start with simple things, like basic herbs for cooking and you’ll get the hang of it quickly. There’s room for improvement as you learn more about different varieties of plants and their needs. Some plants will do better in different environments, and this is part of the adventure of learning how to garden and understanding your limitations at the same time. The goal is to grow things and enjoy them.