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Starting a Garden: Tips for Beginners

Hello and welcome to the Garden Range website! We are so excited to be launching this platform and sharing our love for all things gardening with you. Whether you’re a seasoned green thumb or just starting out, we hope you will find inspiration and information here to help you create your own little piece of paradise.

Starting a garden can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, but for those who are new to gardening, it can also be a bit intimidating. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to help you get started.

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  1. Choose the right location: Make sure your garden gets plenty of sunlight, and has well-draining soil. If you’re unsure what type of soil you have, consider getting a soil test. One ‘golden rule’ of successful gardening is to select your plants to suit your soil conditions, rather than to try altering your soil to suit the plants requirements.
  2. Plan your garden: Decide what types of plants you want to grow, and arrange them in a way that makes sense for your space and the type of plants you have chosen.
  3. Invest in quality tools: A good set of tools will make all the difference when it comes to keeping your garden healthy and beautiful.
  4. Start small: Don’t try to tackle a huge garden all at once. Start with a few small beds, and work your way up as you become more confident and experienced.
  5. Learn from your mistakes: Gardening is a learning process, and you will make mistakes along the way. Embrace them as opportunities to learn and grow as a gardener.

Here are three easy activities to get started with:

  1. Container Gardening: If you have limited space, consider starting with a container garden. You can grow herbs, vegetables, or flowers in pots and enjoy the beauty and bounty of your garden right outside your door.
  2. Herb Gardening: Herbs are a great place to start for beginner gardeners. They’re easy to grow, require very little maintenance, and can be used in cooking or to make teas and other remedies.
  3. Window Boxes: If you live in an apartment or townhouse without a yard, consider starting with window boxes. Fill them with a variety of flowers, herbs, or succulents and enjoy the beauty from your window.
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Herb and flower boxes
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