So I’m really looking forward to getting a garden going again this year, and I want you to plant with me! It’s NOT hard at all to get your garden started – I promise. I was a complete novice last year and still did pretty well. Here are some things you need to consider before you get started:
Do you want to do a raised bed garden or a container garden?
If you have some yard space, a raised bed is easy and fun. This is what I did last year and what I plan to do again this year. You can build your own bed with four pieces of lumber and some corner brackets, or go to Walmart, Target, Lowes, Home Depot or most other home improvement stores to buy one for anywhere between $30 and $400 (I can’t imagine what kind of material a $400 raised bed is made out of – gold and unicorn fur?). Raised beds are just frames that sit on the ground – there’s no bottom to them, they just keep your good soil in place.
This is the kind of potting soil I like.
And that’s all you have to do this weekend! I’m going to buy my plants in a couple of weeks, but you can always ask your friendly Lowe’s or Home Depot people when the best time to plant is. Pretty soon you’ll have a lush garden like this:
Do you have questions? I can’t promise I can answer them, but I can certainly try. Just leave me a comment (include your email address), or click the “Ask Me a Question” link above! Happy weekend (and gardening) everyone!