There are hundreds of hobbies around, but one of the most popular ones is gardening. It's a widely talked about hobby too. You'll find people who are in various stages of the gardening process -- some still planning their garden, some waiting for their garden to grow, and some already enjoying their crop. Still others, you are probably among them, are dreaming of the gardens they will someday start. So the question is how come you don't have your own garden yet? You can start your own garden no matter how old you are. A garden can be started at anytime. You can even start your garden in any space, and you've got technology to thank for that. The only real thing holding you back is your own ambition (or lack thereof). If a garden is something you really, really want, the three tips below should help you out.
Your plants need direct sunlight. Direct sunlight is needed even by those plants that naturally prefer shade for them to develop well. If you are gardening indoors, you can set your containers in a window that gets direct sun during the day.
Another alternative is to get a lamp that simulates direct sunlight. So where do you get such lights? Check your local hardware or garden supply store. So how many grow lights should you get? The scope and size of your garden will determine just how many grow lights you should get. You'll probably be okay getting just one or two grow lights and then sharing them among your plants.
You'll need to give your garden plenty of attention. Sure, plants could grow on their own. However, for your garden to thrive and be healthy, it's crucial that you put some time into taking care of it. Weeds and pests can damage and even make your plants sick so make sure your garden is free of this things. Also remove leaves and stalks that are drying out.
You don't want your plants to wilt or worse, die. Your plants are similar to pets: they aren't going to thrive if you ignore them.
You'll need to be patient. It takes time for a garden to grow and even longer for it to start thriving. Your plants might not really look all that good during the first year.
This doesn't mean that you are a failure. Instead, consider it a learning experience. By the time you get to a second year's garden you'll know a lot more about the kind of plants you want to grow, the way you want to approach your garden, etc. Also, constantly remind yourself of the fact that not every garden will look exactly like the gardens you see in gardening magazines or on TV. Those gardens take hundreds and hundreds of hours to cultivate. It's important that you remain patient and not get discouraged if it seems like your garden is moving along very slowly. Starting a garden involves many things. Many don't take the time to really go about the right way of gardening. They simply go plant as many seeds as they can and then hope that half of them grow. You should take this approach to gardening, though. A healthy garden is, after all, a happy garden. Keep these tips in mind when you're planning out your garden.