A 101 Approach to Start a Hobby or Ignite a Passion for Urban, Container, or Vertical Gardening
If you are frustrated with the difficulties of starting a successful home garden, in the small spaces you have available, then keep reading!
Now I know for many, gardening can be a little intimidating. How many times do you hear sad stories of people putting in a whole season's worth of work only to get a few disappointing patches of growth?
Our lives are insanely busy these days. So when you invest your precious free time and end up with nothing to show for it, it can get very disheartening.
In the end, we often find the errors responsible for ruining our harvest often fall to more minor decisions we missed or weren't aware of along the way. 'Nothing' choices that seem simple and easy to manage in the moment but will have a lasting effect throughout the whole season.
Yes, for some, gardening comes as a natural talent. For others, some research and self-education may go into the mix. But with a few practiced steps, it can become an easily repeatable process, and with that, anyone can create a fine small space garden.
Back yard… patio… deck… living room… kitchen…
Small space gardening is a constant exercise in creative design. Finding ways to fill in bare spots both inside and outside our homes with growth and color. But selecting various plants you can enjoy is as easy as shopping for clothes.
Getting them to a point where they will flourish year after year… that is where we can run into trouble. Many times over, people will buy beautiful flowers at the local nursery only to see them wilt away as they attempt to care for them.
Not for any lack of interest or effort, but simply because they took steps that weren't optimal for the plants' needs.
In this book, you will discover:
- How to properly assess the spaces available to work with for optimal growth.
- Elements you may not have considered when designing your layout.
- Steps to make sure the time and effort you invest in your garden does not go to waste.
- Critical choices when selecting plants for your home and garden.
- How to create the best foundations for your plants to grow in.
- Help spark creative methods for taking advantage of every bit of space both inside and outside your home.
- Help you to manage your garden more efficiently by clarifying and simplifying foundational elements of gardening.
Gardens are a contradiction of nature. We bury seeds down in the dirt so they will grow up towards the sky. Plants that have evolved to ward off pests coexist in gardens with other varieties that intentionally draw bugs in.
Consider the growth of plants is a fairly automatic process. Yet frequently, we must keep these plants under observation to ensure they are protected from harsh environments, appropriately watered, and that there is guaranteed adequate sunlight.
Too often, I have heard from friends and family that gardening is too complicated or takes up too much of my time and effort.
And each time, I can't help but point out it is not difficult. It does not need to take a great deal of time and effort if you don't want it to. What it does take is the right effort.
Even if you can only spare 30 minutes a week, I know anyone can start a small, successful growing space. No design is too small to enjoy.
Start with a couple of pots or a wide planter on your windowsill. Become comfortable with the basics. After that, I'd be willing to bet you'll be thinking about your whole backyard for next season. Everyone is capable of becoming a successful home gardener.