8 Steps to Successful Gardening —Step 1

The first step is to start out small. The fastest way to become frustrated with gardening is to bite off more than you can chew. Starting small is the best way to learn how much you can truly handle. Begin with just 100 square feet as you might be surprised just how much that really is. I plant 2000 square feet but I have been doing this for several years and I sell my excess at the local farmers market.

I chose a spot that is sunny until about 5pm. A shady spot is not really the way to go unless it gets at least 8 hours a day of sun. Small gardens are easy to manage as you will quickly learn gardening basics such as weed control, pest and disease control and watering requirements without being overwhelmed. After mastering a small garden, you will have learned how to control your garden and have developed the skills needed before you decide to expand your gardening area.

And now I would like to offer you a Free copy of my Gardeners Journal so that you can easily document your gardening experience and track what you do. Click on “Subscribe to Master Gardener Girls’ Gardening Blog by Email” and I will send you a copy of this file.

Happy Gardening from the Master Gardener Girl!!


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