Urban Girl here. Let's talk gardening.
I planted my first garden a few years ago. I spent around $100 buying planters and potting mix, a watering can and all my starter plants.
I grew a handful of tomato plants, plus some basil, garlic chives, rosemary, and cilantro. I managed to get some good use out of the chives and basil, but I’m not gonna lie—I only got a handful of cherry tomatoes and ONE regular tomato out of the deal. That ended up being the most expensive produce I’ve ever eaten. And I haven’t done any gardening since.
Homegrown produce can’t be beat for freshness and flavor (the one tomato I grew was amazing). But I did a few things wrong my first go-round. I didn't know a lot about gardening, and didn’t know I was doing anything wrong—so I never bothered to ask for help. I’m going to take the lessons I learned and apply them to a new garden this year—using the Heirloom Seed Combo Pack.
Here’s what I learned from my previous experience:
-Only plant what you’re willing to take care of and maintain
-Water more in the beginning than you think you might need to (but don’t overwater!)
-Don’t crowd the plants—they need some elbow room so they’re not competing too much for sunlight and water
-Learn when to pick and where to pick from on the plant to encourage proper growth without letting plants go to seed (important for lettuces and herbs!)
I’m getting ready to start some seeds at home this weekend from the HeirloomSeed Combo Pack. I’m going to use the starts to grow a container garden, since I don’t have the space for a regular garden. I’ll be following these instructions for starting seeds, and I’ll let you know how it went.
Why don’t you join me and start a little garden (or a big one) of your own?
Okay, friends… let’s hear it. Do you have a green thumb? Any advice for a beginner?
What about those of you who are gardening for the first time? What are you planting? What do you want to learn about gardening?