As sunlight starts sticking around a little longer each day, you’re probably itching to get outside to enjoy the springtime weather. And what better way to ring in the season than to start planting some seeds?
Whether you’re a novice gardener or a seasoned grower who needs a refresher, here are some tips for planning your planting zone.
Map Out Your Space
The first thing you should consider while designing your garden is how much space you have. Do you have a wide open plot of land, or do you have to work around a few corners? How much sunshine does each area get throughout the day? Do you have walls or trellises around to provide support for taller plants?
Take some time to carefully examine your space and make some notes! Remember to bring a measuring tape so you can get exact dimensions of the area. Then, do a rough sketch of your gardening zone for reference throughout your planting process.
Pick Your Plants
Once you’re more familiar with the details of your gardening space, it’s time to focus on the most important part – the plants themselves! Make a list of the items that you’re interested in growing, and start doing some research. It’s important to find plants that are not only compatible with your environment but that can also happily coexist.
Finding a reputable place to purchase your seeds is also key to attaining high-quality results from your garden. That’s where we come in! Your local greenhouse (that’s us!) is a great place to find plants that are growable in your area along with some expert advice from the pros.
Once your plot is designed and your future bountiful harvest is selected, think about your goals for your garden. How much time can you commit to upkeep? Are you planning on regrowing some of the plants next season? How much of each item do you wish to produce?
While planning your ultimate garden, it’s easy to get carried away with all the different bells and whistles. However, it’s almost always best to keep things simple. Be realistic about what you and your space can handle, and plant and maintain accordingly. Also, don’t be afraid to shop around for bargains on supplies – more expensive does not always mean better when it comes to growing.
Gardening can be an extremely rewarding hobby, and taking the time to plan your planting zone is the most effective way to keep costs low while maximizing output. If you’d like some help getting started, come visit us!
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