As the winter thaw hits full force, and the spring season is just around the corner, it is the best time of year for some planting. Be it window boxes for those who dwell in apartments, hanging baskets for those who have balconies or backyard gardens for those who are lucky enough to have a yard.
Herb gardens are easy to tend and need minimum lights, so they are perfect for beginner gardens or those in a cozy rental. Hanging baskets are an easy way to add color to your deck or porch. Raised garden boxes are perfect for vegetables, perennials and annuals alike.
Growing vegetables or herbs is a great place to start as there don’t take long to grow and months won’t be wasted if a mistake is made. They also can easily inspire a novice gardener to venture further into the gardening world, as the success of growing your own vegetables or herbs can be quite intoxicating. Gardening experts recommend tomatoes, peppers, onions, chard, basil, and bush beans as beginner vegetables. Rosemary, Chives and Basil are beginner herbs.
Sunflowers are another super easy to grow plant that grows quickly and adds cheerful color. They are extremely hardy and difficult to kill. Easy to grow ferns are great for the shady apartments or porches without much sun, they grow quickly and providing that touch of green. Annual flowers are easy for the splash of color and can be mixed up every season. Dahlias, Foxglove, Roses, Petunia and Black Eyed Susan’s are hardy plants, full of beautiful. Consult your local nursery for suggestions as too what plants are best and hardest in your area.
When gardening, especially for beginners, it’s nice to dream big but it is smarter to start small and have a plan as over ambition can kill gardening for any level of expertise.
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