We’re so excited to host this article written by Carrie Spencer of Thespencersadventures.net – her family has worked towards a self-sufficient homestead and we’re lucky to have her share the insights they’ve gained from their family adventures on the mini-farm!
So, you’re ready to start a garden, but you’re not exactly sure of what all is involved. While keeping a few plants in your home can be simple enough, planting a full garden is another story. Below, Prime Bees Apiary in partnership with The Spencer Adventures has provided 12 practical tips and resources for anyone who is looking to lay the groundwork for a productive garden:
Laying It Out
The first step of planting a garden is determining the best layout for the crops you want to grow.
Getting the Right Tools
As with any project, having the right tools will prove invaluable in maintaining a bountiful garden. Here are a few types of tools to invest in:
Needless to say, your plants will need water to stay healthy and thriving. There are several different irrigation methods to consider for your garden:
Caring for the Soil
Finally, it’s essential to figure out ways that you can maintain the health of your soil. Here are some ideas:
As you can see, there’s a lot to starting a garden! But it can also be one of life’s most rewarding projects. Consider the tips and resources above as you plan out your garden, and keep researching other steps and techniques that could help you develop and maintain the healthiest garden possible.