How to Start a Garden – Gardening 101

How to Start a Garden - Gardening 101

Have you always dreamed of growing your own garden?

Would you love to have fresh fruits and vegetables from your own garden?

Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes. ~ Author Unknown

If you have ever considered starting a garden, then this article is for you. Today, we are sharing our best tips and tricks for gardening from creating an actual place to garden, to knowing which vegetables to start with, to how to harvest.

Getting Started with Gardening

  • Start off Simple: Gardening doesn’t have to be complicated. If you are looking to start off a little simple try Growing an Editable Container Garden. This can provide you with fresh herbs and you can do this anytime of the year.
  • Mason Jars: Another really fun way to start off with gardening is to grow herbs in mason jars. For details on how to do just that, please check out our article, How to Grow Herbs in Mason Jars.
  • A Raised Garden Bed: If you are looking to plant a garden for the first time, one of the best places to start is by creating a raised garden bed. In our article The Benefits of Using a Raised Garden Bed you find that raised garden beds help to keep the soil warm, allow you to tailor the soil to the plants you are planting and promote deep roots.

    For tips on how to actually build one, check out another article How to Build a Raised Garden Bed.

  • Ensuring Your Soil Is Ready To Plant: One key to gardening is knowing when your soil is ready for planting. We answer that question and more in our article, Gardening Tips – How to Know When Your Soil is Ready to Plant.
  • Growing Vegetable and Herbs: If you are looking for an easy list of herbs and vegetables to grow, you won’t find a better list than 5 Vegetables and Herbs to Grow with Kids.


Our last tip is to keep coming back to this blog. Every Wednesday, we publish articles that are directly targeted to beginner gardeners and on Mondays, we published article that detail what to do in your garden each month for every region in the United States.

Your Turn

What is your favorite part of gardening?

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