| Having a space to grow your own vegetables, fruits and herbs can be a fun hobby and also a great way to save money on grocery expenses. However, not all of us are blessed with a green thumb--the Knoxville movers are here to offer expert tips on what you need to know before attempting a garden in your own backyard. |
Plan your potential garden's location. What kind of plants do you want, what do you cook with the most, and how much sunlight do they require? First time gardeners should test out their talents with plants that aren't too temperamental. Also, keep your initial crops in small numbers. Know how many pieces of food might bloom on a plant and then buy enough to give you about half a dozen of each--such as 6 tomatoes and 6 Brussels sprouts, etc.
Choose plants that are right for your climate. You want to plant the seeds, tend to them occasionally, keep them hydrated. But realistically, the plants should bloom and flourish on their own. Buying plants that are particular to your climate will help aid this natural process along.
Also, the tools you use can have a true effect on your plants productivity. Spend a little extra on quality tools and that will last several seasons. You get what you pay more, and if you're trying to maximize the health and results of your crops you want to really put in a little effort and money to get the plants at a proper place for blooming.
Also, read up on your plants! Maybe a prize winning gardener has a squash-specific gardening tip you can test out. You never know until you search.