Gardening is a noble hobby that teaches us patience and helps us reconnect with nature even in our busy city life. If you have ever wanted to start a small balcony garden, then here’s your chance to find out how.
Let’s take a look at what you need to know to get started with home gardening.
1. Understanding your plants
Whether you want to grow veggies or flower plants, it is important for you to learn more about them before you start. This way, you already know what conditions they need, the kind of soil that is best for them, and how you can supplement their growth with organic manure/ fertilizers.
Pick out a book to get started. Here are our top suggestions:
– Gardening in Urban India
– The Modern Gardener
– The 10-Minute Gardener
You can start your journey with any of them as these books are made specially for beginners.
2. Getting your tools ready
If you are going to start a home garden, you will need the right tools to get started. To help you get a head start, here’s our list:
– Rubber gloves
– Trowel – Used to make holes to plant cuttings or transplant seeds.
– Spade for digging.
– Water sprinkler
– Pruner for grooming
Starting out with this tool set will give you enough time to learn more about gardening and add to your vegetation arsenal!
3. Buying the right planters
While buying planters for your terrace or balcony garden, it is important to know which plants you want to grow. Ideally, when you visit a nursery to buy plants, they come with a default planter.
You can always ask the experts at the nursery what kind of planters will be best for the plants once they start growing.
Here’s a link for you to check out and learn more about different planter types and their advantages. 7 Best Planter Materials: Expert Guide to Help You Choose Your Next Planter Once you get all these three elements sorted, you are ready to start your home garden. If you are already a home gardener, you can share your tips with the community in the comments section below.