How to Plant as a Gardening Beginner
Preparation is a very crucial part of undertaking any endeavor, second only to execution, and gardening is no different. The surest way to make sure that your plants thrive is through preparation and planting. The more attention you give to the soil, the better the resulting plants will be. Taking care of the soil before you “sow” will ensure that you “reap” great rewards afterward.
First things first: Examine the soil
It is vital to examine your soil type before selecting the plants for your garden. This is because plant-soil suitability differs, and some alterations to the soil may be necessary before planting begins. Check the soil consistency. The ideal soil type should be somewhere between muddy and sandy.
Another thing to check is the soil pH. 6 is the ideal pH for most plants, while others (ericaceous plants) may require a higher acidity level. Always remember to choose plants that are suitable for the soil you have.
Have a Planting Plan
After examining your soil and selecting the plants you want in your garden, it is advisable to make a visual plan of how you want the garden to look.