Quarantine Hobby: Starting Your Own Garden

For the best results, getting everything in order before the weather lets you start prepping the soil is the best thing to do. If this is the first time that you have planted in your area, then there is a lot to do. Finding out if your soil needs anything added to it before planting is essential for a healthy growing garden. Somethings to think about are how much time you will be able to give, what will grow where you live and what kind of plants you would like to grow. Let’s take some time and explore more timely topics about gardening, shall we?

Soil Quality

One of the best things about gardening is that as you learn things and practice them, they become completely embedded in your brain. So, when it comes to the more esoteric subjects like the best times to plant your plants, there are some guidelines that probably need to be followed. It’s important to have some idea about ideal soil temperatures as well as the trends in warming cycles.

If you want to experiment and plant new things each year it is good to know about the hybrid variations of plants that are always being introduced. That fact should alert you to pay attention to what is offered in the way of guidance for growing.


In the area that you live, it might seem as if the sun is all over the place throughout the year. It is important for you to notice how the sun tracks across the sky in your location. Also over the course of a year, that track will change. You can save yourself a lot of frustration and heartache by making your gardens in the most ideal locations around your house. The amount of sun it gets will certainly be a determination in what you grow in it. If you have the knowledge of how the sun shines at any given period of the year, you can expertly tailor your gardens based on that information.

If you have even a small area that you can use for growing food crops, this is good and you should definitely do it! The food you grow yourself always tastes the best and what’s even better is that you know you can trust the source. Single rows work great for some veggies but others prefer to grow in the wide rows. A good rule of thumb is that veggies that produce roots that are edible do best in wide rows.

Once you’ve sorted out all of your information and starting materials, you can get to work and make the garden happen; it’s pretty easy to do! Gardening information found on the Internet has a tendency to focus on actual plants rather than safety and health. Because we have been doing it for so long it is understandable. It is important to stay aware of it though even with something like gardening. Honestly, we do think most people forget about health and safety issues. Taking the necessary precautions to stay safe will give you many years of gardening fulfillment.