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Plant a seed in spring grow some flowers!!


Gardening is SO much fun and I look forward to helping you out.. Here is a quick guide for the beginner to getting started on your very own flowers and veges...This is a list of what you will need and a quick how to do!!
#1. Location...
Making a great location in the sun or shade is an important part to getting your garden or flower bed started. You will need to clean out all old plant matter and deb re. make sure it is somewhere that is accessible for proper maintenance and care. Never a place that will be to wet or dry of a spot for your plants to grow. I map out each beds shape and size on a peace of paper. Followed by writing out what plant will grow best in the designate areas.
#2. Gloves...
Be safe and protect your hands at all times with a pair of gardening gloves.. There are sharp roots, leafs,twigs and insects that can bite!
#3. Dowel...
A dowel is a mini spade (handheld). It has many uses such as uprooting weeds, roots, hard dirt, digging trenches, holes, and much more!!When digging you holes make sure you have enough space between each plant. Each hole should be about 6 inches deep.
#4. Spade...
Mostly used for trenches and post holes this is a tool better then a shovel for gardening. For flowers a bed should be about 6 inches deep and for gardens it can go down foot before filling it in with a nutritious mixture.When making beds you want to have enough room between each row to be able to maintain your flowers or vegetables.
#5. Pots/planters...
A pot or planter is a fun decorative way to grow flowers and/or vegetables.. A nutritious mixture of soil is all that is needed no digging required.
#6.Nutritious Rich Ground and soil
I recommend using compost from your pile when fertilizing. There is no better nutrition then what mother nature has provided for you.Another name for the compost fertilizer is Black Gold.It is very beneficial to the environment and your garden.you should blend this in when tilling or turning the top soil. Make sure it is blended well as not to burn the seeds.
#7. Seeds and Bulbs...
Seeds and Bulbs come in endless variety. Looking at the back of the package is a practical way to get an idea of when and where to sew your seeds and/or bulbs. Do not crowd seeds when planting, make sure that they have enough room to expand each individual plants roots.
#8. Fertilizer...
Fertilizer should be applied at the time of sewing seeds. You will have to give your plants fertilizer every 2 weeks after the time of planting them. The fertilizer gives your plants important nutrition that regular black dirt can't provide. To protect tiny stalks DO NOT PLACE fertilizer directly on plant, instead right around the base about a quarter of a inch out. For synthetic fertilizer read packaging.
#9. Watering can...
No water and your plants will not grow!! I suggest using a watering can and water hanging plants once a day and watering your plants in the ground once every other day to everyday, depending on how hot it is! Using a can allows for up close check ups on your flowers and veges.
#10. Love...
Provide your plants with lots of attention. Pruning and cutting your plants back is necessary for them to grow and flourish.

1 comments:

joni said...

this looks like it took alot of time..very well done i really like this..