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What are some gardening basics that you can share with me?

I’m relativly new to the whole thing but very much enjoy it,
Is there anything that I should know? anything you can share?

Thanks 🙂
Your hints and tips are greatly appreciated.

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10 Responses to “What are some gardening basics that you can share with me?”

  1. hezza said :

    make sure you dont ever have a grandson like me who used to pull up all his grandad’s plants and chuck them in the fish pond lol

  2. Julia J said :

    Find out exactly which time of year to plant things. Timing is everything.

  3. dunrobin46 said :

    With our climate never postpone what needs to be done, that’s how weeds develope and grass grows long.

    Turn over soil early in the season, makes life easier for the rest of the year.

    Buy quality tools, continually replacing cheap ones is more costly in the long term.

    If you are new to gardening walk around neighbourhoods for ideas and see how plants and shrubs actually look in gardens rather than in the false atmosphere of a garden centre.

    Good luck and I hope the weather is kind to you.


  4. MAGNUS DAMIEN said :

    Go and get yourself a good book. I have been running an organic farm for ten years. the best book I have ever read about gardening is called the joy of gardening by Dick Raymond. but remmeber that you can never get enough knowledge on this subject. Read and experiment cause thats the best way to learn. By failure

  5. tigerlilybumbleroot said :

    give some more information, like where you are and what you’re trying to do. many many many books have been written about gardening, and there is a lot of information. Climate zone helps, wether you’re into flowers or veggies, or organics or permiculture or fruit trees, or aquaculture, anything.

    Some general tips,
    transplant on cloudy days, water them well
    don’t be afraid of bugs
    dirt dries out your hands, get a good unscented lotion
    plant flowers around the edges (and in the middle) of veg patches, it attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects.
    never use synthetic pesticides or herbicides.
    read about companion planting – like beans and corn (the beans fix nitrogen for corn, etc)
    Never support Monsanto, Burpee, or pioneer seed or any of those nasty biotech genetic modification seed pushers. they are evil
    When you buy seeds find a nice reputable seed company that is in your bioregion
    worms are really good
    make your own compost
    think love at all your plants.
    check out this website

  6. Carl said :

    Compost or peat moss tilled into the soil will be the best thing you can do.
    Remember that to much fertilizer can kill a plant.
    Don’t water all the time because the plants need air too.
    Test your soil for the pH and add lime if you need it. Take a soil sample to your county agriculture office.
    Weed with a Hoe when the weeds are small.

  7. ♪♫The♫♪ Duchess said :

    Compost is the main secret. Then, research what plants do well in your climate and stick to them. Don’t try to grow thing that you have to baby and pamper. They just make you crazy.

  8. Sue from Iowa said :

    With your yard…start out small and take it project by project. It took me 10 years of small weekend projects to get my yard just how I wanted…now we moved and I have to start over.

    Impulse shopping is not always good. I admit I am guilty of walking into greenhouse and leaving with $40 worth of annuals or new perennials and get home and not a clue where I am going to put it. I just love can be addictive.

    Also keep your little information tags that come with trees or plants or seedpackets. Nothing more frustrating that not knowing what you planted in your yard or containers.I keep mine in envelope with the year I bought the plant or tree.I also get a new notebook each season and keep track of what I bought and where I planted it.

    Don’t be afraid to ask …most gardeners love to give advice or help out beginner gardeners (that’s why we are here)Find good gardener friends and they are always willing to share plants, info on best garden centers, or tips on growing plants.

    No question is stupid either…really…we all have messed up, killed plants, lost plants to insects, animals, husbands who spray RoundUp everywhere….uhh…don’t get me going on that

    And agree on others saying to READ as much as you can…seed catalogs, check out books from library, gardening magazines and there are millions of great websites….GOOGLE is wonderful for finding info or great photos for any plant or project.

    Good luck and Have Fun….

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  10. Kristin Grilli said :


    My name is Kristin Grilli and I handle the public relations for Burpee. I wanted to respond to the comment above by tigerlilybumbleroot. Please know that Burpee does not sell GMO seed. Burpee’s formal statement on this issue can be found below.

    Burpee is the nation’s leading purveyor of both heirloom and hybrid vegetable and flower seeds and mail order transplants. Burpee has never bred or sold GMO seeds and does not intend to do so in the future.

    Burpee was founded in 1876 by seed pioneer W. Atlee Burpee. Today, the company remains privately owned by George Ball, a third generation seedsman, who serves as Chairman and CEO of W. Atlee Burpee & Co. and is past president of The American Horticultural Society. For more information, please visit our company history page


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