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Spring Gardening Tips

Many people find the activity of gardening to be a very relaxing hobby. Some people are very serious about their gardens, and want to have cultivated most productive garden they possibly could have by the time they hang up the tools for the winter. These people usually want to hit the ground running in spring. This article will explain some of the common techniques used in modern gardening.

Growing Organically: Organic gardening has grown in popularity considerably in the last couple of decades. This style requires a lot of natural fertilizers, forgoing chemical-based fertilizers, and it often results in tastier, more nutritious produce. Growing plants organically yourself is easier than you might think, even if you don’t have a lot of gardening experience. Raised beds are easy to build and fairly cheap to buy, and provide an ideal growing area that you can fill with compost and organic soil. As Gardening 101 dictates, the plants will need lots of sunlight, so be sure to place it in an area that stays well-lit for long periods.

A Simple Way to Grow Flowers: People have been fascinated with flowers all throughout history, enamored with their beautiful colors and stunning variety. And in any garden, flowers can be used to accent compliment it with bursts of color, adding variety to the various shades of green. But even if you don’t have the space to plant flowers in the garden itself, you can still have the pleasure of growing them with a window box. These boxes are placed on the exterior of the window and can be filled with good soil and a choice of flower species. Certain ones are especially well-suited to life in a window box. Ones that bloom every spring are often good choices as well.

Kitchen Herbs: Food and gardening share a lot of common ground, and fans of gardening often enjoy cooking as well. That’s why kitchen herbs are a very common choice of plant to grow. This group includes types such as basil, thyme, oregano and rosemary. Herbs reach a point of peak freshness, a time when they are the most flavorful, and it is easiest to get the tastiest ones when you are able to judge the freshness and pick them yourself. Once picked, you can dry them and store them for long periods, meaning you’ll have access to delicious seasonings for months. Most types can be grown rather easily in either an outdoor garden or window box.

While it can take some hard work and dedication, growing a garden is enjoyable to a wide range of people. In addition to spending time enjoying nature and creating a beautiful landscape, you also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor (pun intended) when you eat fresh produce and food seasoned with home-grown herbs. While there is no denying the work and dedication needed to have a successful garden, it might be a more attainable goal than many would think.

This article of gardening suggestions come from the people at Stepping Stone, a community of new homes in Parker CO. Life is about forging your own path. Connecting one amazing experience to another, like stepping stones, until they form a direction that is entirely, uniquely your own.