When the Texas Bluebonnets begin showing off, I get the itch to begin planning my garden. This year, we are building a new home and I already have the area picked out where my little garden will proudly sit. There is much to do in order to be ready for the actual planting.
🪴 Site Selection - The area you choose needs to receive the most potential sunlight is essential. Also, drainage and irrigation needs must factor into the location.
🪴 Type of Garden - What type of plants do you want to grow? Vegetables, herbs, climbing vines, bulbs, or flowers? And of course, you can grow a little of each if you have the space and the proper spacing and planning.
🪴 Bed Preparation - The type of bed is very important. Raised beds are great for ease of gardening but require more soil. If planting in-ground rows, proper tilling and soil additives must be done prior to planting.
🪴 Tools - Selecting the proper tools can aid in gardening with ease. Kneeling benches and pads are very helpful. Good, well-made digging tools will last longer than buying cheaper spades and rakes.
🪴 Pest Control - I am a natural gardener so there are no toxic chemicals that ever get near my garden. I use homemade, non-toxic pest control solutions. I also research plants for my area that help to naturally deter bugs.
If you are planning a garden, you understand the excitement this time of year. Best wishes as you plan, prepare, and plant your garden!
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