I would start with something small
- Being able to grow your own food, sounds like a plan. You get to look at all the fruits and vegetables and say I grew that and now I only have to worry about some food that I have to buy. It feels great to plant, and grow your own stuff. Too many plants you might not be able to keep up with them.
- Plant some tomatoes, peppers, beans, lettuce, onions. If its your first garden, don’t go too big until you can get the hand on it. Keeping it to a small area for now and then the next year, make the area bigger, grow some more.
- Keep your plot weeded, watered and of coarse pest free.
Stay with what you would eat
- I would only start with the vegetables or fruits that you and your family would want to eat. Have something you like to make all the time, plant those instead.
- A lot of people think that having home grown food is way better, then going to a store all the time. Tasting food straight from the garden is the best.
- Plant according to your climate
- Knowing where you live is important parts of gardening. The climate can determine what kind of plants can grow in your area and when you should.
Pay close attention to the spacing of all your plants
- Try stepping on a as many plants as you can. Plants are always competing with each other over space. If you do this, it can invite more pests and disease and not having strong enough plants. They will be competing with light and space.
- On the seed packets, they sometimes tell you how far apart they need to be. Make sure each plant gets enough nutrients and sun.
Always use mulch
- Weeds are a big problem for gardens. They can pretty much kill your plant. I would weed every day. If you don’t want to pull weeds all the time, mulch can help.
- Mulching helps kill the weeds and protect from soil loss and retain moisture.
Write it all down
- Start a journal with all your plants for that year. Next year you can see what you did the year before. Write down what didn’t grow, or which ones did well.
- Don’t forget to label your plants in the garden.
Learn your plants. And the type of weeds.
- Be familiar with all your plants. Learn about the weeds that grow in the garden.
Amend your soil
- The soil makes healthy plants. Its the most important part of your garden. Feed your plants and soil with manure, to keep it healthy.
- Always be prepared for pests
- Don’t forget about the flowers
- You will need flowers to help your garden grow.
Water when needed
- Don’t water too much it can cause disease, and not enough its not going to grow much. Once a week, if it doesn’t rain then water them.