Apr 06, 2021, 12:48pm EDT
Updated on:Apr 06, 2021, 12:48pm EDT
Gather up your tools and get dirty for National Gardening Day!
If you’re looking to create your own garden, here are some tips to help you get started:
1. Location, location, location
Starting a garden is all about location. Place your garden in a part of your yard where you’ll see it regularly – that way, you’ll be much more likely to spend time in it.
2. Follow the sun
Pay attention to how sunlight plays through your yard before choosing a spot for your garden. Most edible plants, including many vegetables, herbs, and fruits, need at least six hours of sun in order to thrive.
3. Choose the right plants
It’s important to select plants that match your growing conditions. This means putting sun-loving plants into a sunny spot, choosing heat-tolerant plants in warm climates, and giving ground-gobbling vines like pumpkins and melons ample elbow room (or a trellis to climb). Do your homework and pick varieties that will grow well where you live and in the space you have.
4. Discover your zone
5. Frost dates