Started planting today with “Stay at Home Mom’s Guide To Gardening”.
If you are interested in setting up your small backyard for gardening but have no idea how to, you are at the perfect place. It is tough being uncertain and getting started. Hence, it only makes sense if you first read up about it, gain some insights and knowledge, and then get started. Stay At Home Mom’s Guide To Gardening, will help you find your way around the garden.
Stay at home mom mostly have a little bit of spare time they can utilize in certain productive activities. Planting happens to be one of those fruitful activities that can bear a lot of fruit, literally, if paid enough attention. Not only the fruit and vegetables, but you can also get beautiful plants to colorize your garden and also help in teaching your children the basics and skills of gardening. Gardening in a small backyard becomes a nice little DIY project. Not only that, but it can also become a project on which you can include your children as well as helping them learn and study gardening. This could potentially build an interest in future gardeners. Here’s how you can turn your small backyard into a gardening paradise.
1. Containers and flower beds
First steps in the Home Mom’s Guide To Gardening : Containers and flower beds for your gardening. For containers, you should consider getting some vegetable garden containers. You can use them if you already have them but since we are starting from scratch, you should get new containers. Containers are where your plants will grow. You will place these containers in the space in your backyard.
Other than that, if you want to grow different vegetables, herbs, and plants, you can use some open spaces in your flower bed. If you do not have a flower bed in your backyard already, consider giving the professional gardener a call and he will sort it out for you.
2. Plants and seeds
The next step is perhaps the most essential in any form of gardening. A vital step is to select the right plants and seeds to grow in your respective garden. This is a process that requires a tiny bit of research as the weather, the season, the care, and the growing process all need to be taken into consideration before starting your garden. Don’t worry though, it is not as difficult as it sounds as there are companies that sell seed pods and seed packets that they have created according to your needs and you can easily buy them. If you want your kids to be involved with each step of gardening, you can make them handle and plant the seeds so they know how it goes.
If you do buy a seed pack, you can also take help in planting from the pack’s instructions that come written on it. They also help in telling how and where to plant each type of vegetable or herb. Alternatively, you can buy plants in containers too.
In the case of seeds
If you are using seeds, you plant them however you want. Whether individually or collectively, you can plant them according to your will. Once they sprout, you will need to thin the plants.
3. Soil, mulch, plant food, etc.
When the seeds sprout and you thin the plants, now is the time to start gardening. Some seed packs come with mulch and plant food added so you don’t have to add it manually but if you are planting seeds manually, you can add mulch, soil, and fertilizers separately. There are no problems whatsoever in such a process. All of these things are readily and easily available in the markets.
4. Moist the soil and start planting
Congratulations, if you have gotten up to this part, it means that you understand the process and were successful. Now is the time to start planting. Get spray bottles. If you have your children in on the action, you can get as many water-spray bottles as people. Hand each one to the respective people. These are required to wet the soil so you can start planting.
If you are using containers, you can add the soil to the containers using the soil bags and moist them using the water-spray bottles. Once the soil is wet, you can scoop the dirt using a spoon or any other accessory into the planters or containers, add the seeds into them by poking a hole in the dirt using a pen or a pencil. Drop the seed in, place it properly, and cover the seed with dirt on it. Water it again. This is an excellent activity that the kids love.
5. Bonus tip: Add DIY Gardening signs
If you are planting for the first time or if you plan to get your kids involved in the entire process, one of the best advice is to add gardening signs at various places that would not only help in learning and understanding.
It would also help in making sure your kids get the drift of it without having to ask you for every little thing. It will help them learn on their own and build their confidence in planting various things. You can add signs as to where things are planted, or where you intend to plant them. It makes the entire process incredibly simple.
For those who have a bit of time on their hand, or are looking to incorporate their children into a fun family activity that they can do together, gardening is right there at the top of the list. With gardening, you can turn your small backyard into a productive place for you and your family.
Quality family time, learning productive skills for life, and giving life to plants, you perform all of it at once.