Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Top 10 Mistakes Beginning Gardeners Make

The Top 10 Mistakes Beginning Gardeners Make

Starting a vegetable garden is exhilarating, but daunting at the same time.

Fresh, vine-ripe tomatoes…salads that melt in your mouth…crisp, sweet carrots, straight from the earth.

Imagine yourself surrounded by lush green leaves, red orbs of vine-ripe tomatoes beckoning your hand to pick them…hummingbirds and butterflies visiting flowers all around you.

Makes you want to jump right in, roll up your sleeves, and get started!

But then you think about the details, all the things you need to do, all the things that could go wrong to doom the whole project…

New gardeners make 10 common mistakes when starting a vegetable garden:

  1. Planting Too Much Garden
  2. Wrong Varieties
  3. Planting Too Early
  4. Poor Soil Preparation
  5. Poor Garden Spacing
  6. Not Enough Light
  7. Incorrect Watering
  8. The “More is Better” Trap
  9. Not Mulching
  10. Ignoring Pollinators

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