Gardening is a great way to save money and reduce your carbon footprint but it can be tough, especially when you are getting started. These gardening tips from top bloggers can help!
Having a food garden can help save money and is great for your carbon footprint, can’t get much more local than your own backyard.
However, starting a garden isn’t always easy. We can run into so many obstacles, especially as a beginner gardener. It can make you want to quit or even cause you to waste time and money.
Thankfully some great bloggers out there have lots of tips and tricks that can help you get started and keep a great garden going. You can get lots of great local food without the headaches.
The Best Gardening Tips
Retro Housewife Goes Green has some great tips to help you start a frugal garden. It’s a great place to start if you want to build your garden with as little money as possible.
Starting seeds can be another tricky process and can also involve a lot of cost and plastic if you buy containers to start them in. Thrifty Jinxy has a great solution for this, she uses egg cartons to start seeds.
If you hate weeding and watering back to Eden gardening could be the method for you. A Modern Homestead has a great beginner’s guide to back to Eden gardening that is perfect for getting started.
Weeds are one of the biggest pains when it comes to gardening. Proper weed control can save your sanity and Heritage Homestead has some great advice for controling weeds when your garden is full of them.
Having limited space can be a big challenge for gardening but Little Sprouts Learning has some great small garden ideas that can help.
Of course the first thing you need when starting a garden is a garden bed. The Rustic Elk has great information on how to start a garden bed from scratch.
When you are new to gardening seed packets can be pretty confusing. There is a lot of information on them. Learning and Yearning has a great guide on how to read a seed packet to help you out.
What about pests? How do you deal with those? The Free Range Life has great tips for dealing with common garden pests naturally.
Feeding your soil is also important but can end up costing a lot of money. Feather in the Woods shows you how to make organic liquid fertilizers which will save you money.
Deciding how much to plant can also be difficult. SchneiderPeeps has a guide on how much to plant to feed your family.
Looking for more gardening resources? Check out Chicken Scratch NY’s recommended garden reading tips.
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