By Adam Walters
Let us start with a basic definition. A garden is a plot of
land where flowers, herbs, vegetables and fruits are
cultivated. Gardening is nothing but cultivating the plants on
a piece of land. Gardening can be both a hobby as and
commercial activity. As a gardening enthusiasts I spend my
with plants and flowers and go back home singing.
The location of your garden plays an important role in your
gardening success. The garden should enjoy ample sun and have
easy access to water. Ideally, you also need to have fertile
soil. But don't fret, fven if all of these aren't available,
gardening can be done successfully.
Plants to be cultivated in a garden depend on the garden size.
A small garden owner can consider beets, lettuce, onions,
carrots, cabbage, etc. However plants like cucumber, okra,
mustard, watermelon, etc need a larger garden size.
flowers is rather independent of garden size and can be done
In order to have a beautiful garden, one needs to have a
garden layout in place. Some plants need more sun than others.
Such crops should be planted towards northern or southern
of the garden. Also, make sure other plants do not shade those
requiring more sunlight.
Another important aspect of gardening is the set of tools
required. A standard set of garden tools constitutes a spading
fork, a hoe, a watering can, a shovel,a bow rake and a pair of
gardening shears. And don't forget the old clothes because
you're probably going to get dirty! You should select these
tools by evaluating on these parameters – functionality,
quality and price. For the most part you should get the best
you can afford.
The four most important parameters of your success in
– soil, water, fertilization and your interest. And really,
interest is the most important because if you're not doing it
for yourself you won't enjoy doing it.
About The Author: Adam Walters has been a gardening enthusiast
since the age of 7 when he planted his first carrots with the
help of his Mother. Adam now writes for
www.gardeningtipsandinformation.com where he dispenses
his 60+ years of gardening knowledge.