The Beginner's Garden Best
Gardening tips and ideas for beginning gardeners from Jill McSheehy of Journey with Jill. Topics for beginning gardeners such as raised beds, how to plan your…
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Do you, like me, find yourself asking how you can extend the season for your crops each year? Could some of those crops even survive all winter? Of course, how long crops survive in the off-season garden greatly depends on your climate, but you might have more options than you realize. In this episode of the Beginner’s Garden Podcast, we talk season extension and overwintering options. Take a listen below or continue reading. #garden #growing #winter #coolweather
Growing your own potatoes can be a rewarding experience for both beginning and experienced gardeners. For beginner gardeners, potatoes are an easy to grow and nutritious spring vegetable, especially when grown in raised beds. With the right soil and some basic know-how, you can have a thriving potato crop ready for harvest in no time. Learn more about how to grow potatoes for beginning gardeners and get started on your own bountiful harvest.
If you were to take a poll of the most popular vegetable grown in the garden, I’d be hard-pressed to think it was anything other than the tomato plant. It seems as though most gardeners (new and veteran) take pride in growing tomatoes in their gardens. So what all can go wrong with tomato plants, and how can you prevent or deal with those problems? #garden #tomatoes #diy
When I first started gardening, the sole reason I planted herbs was to save money. (Have you seen how insanely expensive herbs are at the grocery store?!) What I soon discovered, though, was the wide world of benefits to growing your own herbs — medicinal support, pollinator attractors, homegrown spices, and beauty to name a few. Come take a look at how you can grow herbs. #herbs #garden #container
Our gardens thrive with compost, and truly, it’s one of the easiest, most inexpensive activities you can do for your garden. But still, if you’re like most beginning gardeners, you probably have questions. We dive deep into the composting world on my latest podcast on The Beginner’s Garden. You can listen to that below, or keep reading. #garden #easy #simplifying #compost
How do we decide, though, which varieties make the cut? For sure, there’s a lot to consider, including how long it takes to mature, if it’s able to be grown in our climates, and is it prone (or resistant) to certain pests or diseases.This can be a lot to take on, but before we even ask those questions, let’s start with one of the more fundamental considerations: How do I want to USE this vegetable, fruit, herb, or flower? #garden #vegetable #fruit #herb #organize
Are you interested in taking up gardening, but don't know where to start? Growing carrots is an ideal way for beginning gardeners to get started! Carrots are a versatile vegetable that can be enjoyed in many different dishes and can be grown with minimal effort. With the right knowledge and supplies, anyone can easily grow their own carrots at home. Learn more to find out how to get started growing carrots today!
Growing vegetables in a raised bed? Raised bed gardening can be the most rewarding and productive gardening project, and it's perfect for beginning gardeners. Avoid these common mistakes beginners make with raised garden beds, and you'll be harvesting a bounty of fresh vegetables from your garden with ease!
Are you looking to add some delicious, crunchy lettuce to your garden this season? Growing lettuce is an easy and rewarding task that can be done in almost any climate. With a bit of patience, light, and soil, you can have fresh lettuce to harvest in no time. Learn more to discover the best tips and tricks on how to successfully grow your own lettuce!
In the late fall and early winter, it can be tempting to pause our thoughts for the next garden season. But I also truly believe the more time we put into planning and organizing, the more rewarding our garden growing season will be. Here are seven garden planning considerations in the “pre-planning” stage. You can listen to the full episode of that podcast here or continue reading. #garden #planning #spring #organize #beginner