Mistakes To Avoid When Planting Your Garden
May 07, 2021
Everyone makes mistakes. It's only human nature to trip every now and then so we can learn how to pick ourselves back up. And some errors are more significant than others. But the one thing they all have in common is that they are never intentional. This is most evident when it comes to planting your very own garden. There is a variety of moving pieces that come with growing a garden. From deciding what kind of garden you want to whether you should use seeds or not, there are a number of questions you must answer before you even take the first step.
Like most processes, gardening takes a whole lot of trial and error before you can get it down to a science. But all you need is a good teacher to stand with you and walk you through it. And luckily for you, you have the best teacher around: us! Here are some of the most common mistakes people make when it comes to planting a garden.
Doing Too Much
Odds are, if you've been planning your garden for a long time, you're more than likely to go overboard when it. But that's okay; we've all been there before. Unfortunately, this is one of the most common mistakes prospective gardeners make when it comes to starting a garden. They go overboard with all of their purchases and end up with too much and discover that they have bitten off more than they can chew. Instead, we recommend starting off small. Maybe only growing two or three plants to begin with and gradually increase to fill out your garden as the months start to pass. Ultimately, we recommend starting your garden off small and slow. After all, this isn't a race.
Crowding Your Plants
Everyone needs some breathing room once in a while. The same goes for plants. To grow and thrive, plants need their own space to absorb the nutrients they need from the sun or the ground. And when you overcrowd your garden, usually the plants will be stacked one after another.
DO. NOT. DO. THIS.
When plants are crowded together too closely, they lose their ability to naturally and fully grow or thrive. This could be from sharing soil with other plants too close or not gaining the necessary amount of sun due to the garden's crowded nature. Whatever the problem may be, it's crucial that you don't crowd your plants together just to make sure you use every spot in your garden.
Not Feeding Your Plants
Now we know this may seem like an obvious one, but trust us, tons of people do it. When you start off gardening, it's easy to forget about your plants or garden entirely. It will take some time to get adjusted to this newly minted hobby. We recommend buying a calendar or hourly scheduler when you start your garden. This way, you can time yourself between each watering or feeding to ensure that you are taking care of your plants adequately.