You don’t want your first garden to be large and overwhelming. You want to enjoy it, and learn from a small investment.
Homestead gardening for beginners is a great way to get into gardening and grow your own food. The key is to start small, choose the right plants, and be patient.
At a glance, these are the essentials to consider: – Location – Size – Style – Soil – Plants – Water – Protection
Think about your past experience and time for tending. As someone who tends to bite off more than she can chew, it takes the enjoyment out of gardening when you feel time-crunched, or forced to do the work.
Containers. Raised beds. In-ground. There are things to think about. We have all 3.
Can you easily water your garden? Is the area you are planting soggy and too wet? Are you going to have enough water to water a large garden?