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Spring is finally here, which means it is the perfect time to start your summer garden. Grab some snacks and a refreshing drink and head out back or front to start in your yard. If you don't have a yard, that is ok, you can also grow crops or plants in containers as well. Below we have provided step-by-step instructions on how to build a garden.
Step One: Decide what you want to Grow
The first step to doing this is deciding what you want to grow. It is always smart to check what grows good in your area first. Some of the easier crops for beginners to consider are squash, cucumbers, okara, peppers, cantaloupe, and almost all herbs including cilantro, dill, parsley and basil.
Step Two: Decide where you are going to grow your garden
The next step would be deciding where you want to grow your garden. This is why it is important to do a little research beforehand to make sure your crops will get the correct amount of sun they need in order to grow. Full sun is usually the best. There are a few different options for your garden. Option one, you can plant your crops directly in the ground after you have plowed, option two, you can make a raised garden bed or option three you can grow your crops using different containers.
Step Three: Making sure your garden is safe
The third step to making a garden is protecting it from wildlife like deer or rabbits. This can be done by surrounding the garden with wire. If you still see you are having problems even when the wire is up, you could put some barb wire around the top and this should help.
Weeds can be another issue for gardens. There are a couple different options to avoiding weeds. First, you could lay down something that could block the weeds from coming up. You would use this in between to block the weeds or grass from growing up. Another option you could use is mulch or stones.
Step Four: Planting your seeds or plants
When building a garden you can either start with plants or seeds. This is another area I would suggest doing your research in before you begin. Double check it is the right date to plant your seeds or plants so they don’t freeze (if you live in an area that has seasons). If you do find yourself waiting for the perfect start date, you could use the time beforehand to plan out where you are going to put your different crops.
Use topsoil to plant the seeds and plants in. If you find yourself needing more nutrients you can add some compost to the topsoil which should help.
We suggest buying garden seed starter kits and following the directions very closely. If you do buy plants instead of seeds, read the direction or do your research on how to take care of them.
Step Five: Watering your Plants
Make sure you water your garden regularly. It tends to be better to water your garden in the morning that way it has all day to absorb as well as dry out. Try and avoid watering in the middle of the day. Mulch can be good to use to keep the moisture in. Watering can vary depending on where you live so be sure to check first.
We hope this helps you make the perfect summer garden! We would love to see this idea come to life. Be sure to tag us in any photos on our social channels.
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