These are some techniques plantI used to begin gardening and stay motivated! I can’t wait for the snow to melt so I can start working on my garden outside!
START SMALL – CACTUSES AND SUCCULENTS COME TO MIND.
Despite earlier failures (the only loss is giving up! I’ll confess that this is still the path I’m on. I’m working on a new succulent trio, and I’m still searching for names. But I didn’t get something delicate like an orchid. Choose a low-maintenance plant that will be a little more forgiving while you learn how to be a new mom.
You have to walk before running, and keeping things alive is a vital element of gardening. Choose something that will likely survive if you forget about it for a while to set yourself up for success.
ENSURE THAT YOU CAN PROVIDE THE ESSENTIALS TO YOUR PLANT.
Isn’t it straightforward? Don’t buy a fickle tropical if you can’t provide the right atmosphere for it to grow. If you look at the data and examine the plant’s fundamental demands, such as water, light, and temperature, and realize you can’t meet them, it’s probably not the ideal plant for you (at least not right now!).
Meeting a plant’s basic needs is essential to its survival! My sweet friend, for example, had an air saplings (relatively easy, right?), but her room was in the basement with no windows. Despite her best efforts (bless her soul), this tiny air could not thrive due to a lack of light.
MAKE A RECALL ACTUALLY TO CARE FOR THEM.
This could be the holy grail that rescues you, ambitious parents! This may appear to be an unnecessary step, but how many times have you neglected to water your plants? (Don’t worry, I’m one of them.) When you’re just starting, it’s easy to forget to water your saplings or relocate them to a sunnier location. It’s OK to make a reminder (just like you would for something self-care-related!) to make sure you remember!
A BIT OF SPOILING FOR YOUR PLANT
I’m not going to lie: when I choose a cute pot for my plants, I’m immediately drawn to them. In addition, I recently purchased a lovely mister from Chapters, which I use to spritz my plants!
WATERING INSTRUCTIONS ARE NOT A PASSIONATE RECOMMENDATION.
I’m sure I’d find plants from earlier tries. Whether they needs a small amount of water or a large amount, do not exceed or underestimate the requirements. If necessary, perform a Google search to see what other people are doing to ensure you don’t over-or under-water your plants. Remember that over-watering is a thing, and it may be just as bad for as under-watering!
EXPAND YOUR PERSPECTIVE
It’s OK to stretch out and try new things once you’ve mastered the basics of keeping a cactus or succulent alive. This could entail beginning a new or expanding your gardening to the outdoors! Take up that new endeavor once you’ve gained confidence in whatever it is!
From a little Eco Cube, I purchased up at Chapters, I started nurturing a little potted lavender I named Larry. Eco Cubes are fun to grow because they’re a little more complex than succulents (you get to germinate the seeds!). After that, you’ll need to transplant them into a larger pot!
BE AWARE OF YOUR LIMITATIONS.
Sticking to what you enjoy doesn’t make you any less of a mom, especially if you get excellent at it! Like indoor plants aren’t for everyone, outdoor gardening isn’t for everyone. Find your niche in gardening and thrive there! Don’t forget to bloom where you’re planted!