With Spring fully in swing, now is a perfect time to start planning and preparing your fresh organic garden. Regardless of whether you only have room for a container garden or you own a sizeable plot of land you’ve set aside to plant, having all the tools and supplies you need to grow is critical to maintaining your garden through the growing season and into the harvest season.

Here are some tips for growing a beautiful garden!

Soak Your Seeds

It is always a good idea to prepare seeds for planting. One of the best and easiest ways to do this is by soaking your seeds and storing them overnight in the dark. All you need to do is fill a small glass with water and drop the seeds in. (Never mix seed varieties!) By doing so, you’re taking steps to hydrate the seeds, so they’re ready to grow! Hydrated seeds are hardier than seeds not hydrated before planting. Further, this step helps boost your flowers and vegetable plants, so they mature faster.

If you have a large area allotted for your garden, consider leaving a portion of your yard open so natural plants and wildlife can flourish. By doing so, you’re helping native plants, animals, and insects a natural environment where they can thrive.

Your organic garden is an ideal place to plant strawberries. For parents and grandparents, everbearing strawberry plants are a great investment. Your kids or grandkids can pick their berries directly out of your garden and will love the fact they were directly involved in growing these beautiful, juicy fruits.

Don’t Forget About The Flowers!

Flowers are always a great source of beauty in your lawn or garden. To grow an amazing English garden, be sure to plant a variety of plants with different heights using the same flower bed. By putting taller plants in the back and shorter plants towards the front, you avoid a flat and uniform looking garden space. Plants like Heather grow tall and help attract insects including bees, spiders and ground beetles that are beneficial to your garden throughout the growing season.

Always keep in mind that every type of flower doesn’t have the same light and watering requirements. For best results, always be sure to plant your flowers in places that are best suited for their preferences. Otherwise, you’ll have unhappy plants on your hands! These days, most garden centers put descriptive tags on the nursery plants they offer that give instructions for planting and nurturing, making it easier for gardeners to plant appropriately.

Use these tips for growing plants and vegetables to get started in the wonderful hobby of gardening for fun – and for food! You’re sure to enjoy the fruits of your labor and the time away from the workaday world.

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