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Where do I Start?

Starting is always the hardest part, and I mean that with just about anything. Doing some online research, asking friends and neighbors who garden, and talking to local gardening specialists at nearby garden centers is a start. They can give you the basics on what you need.

After that, it’s time to jump in and start growing plants! No matter how much research you do, give yourself a learning curve and lots of patience. Gardening requires a ton of patience and grace, since you will make plenty of mistakes.

Enjoy the fun despite the trials and errors you will go through.

How Much Money Should I Spend on My Garden?

It depends on how much money you have to spend on a garden. I like spending as little as possible. I use inexpensive pots and have started planting more seeds this year instead of buying plants.

If you are not sure how much money to spend or how much you should spend, check out my nifty Garden Calculator for more insight.

Are you planning to start plants from seeds, small plants, or mature ones? This can greatly effect the cost, as well as how much you want to spend on supplies. There is no right or wrong way of doing this.

It counts on how much you want to spend and how much you have for your garden budget.

What Type of Plant Should I Start with as a Beginner Gardener?

This is a tough question to answer since there are so many factors to this. Will you be gardening in the ground or in pots? How much sun will your gardening space get?

What is the soil like around your home? What part of the country do you live in?

Definitely do your research, especially if you plan on using a large area for your garden. Ask around about what types of plants others have in their gardens, and even take note on what types of plants you see in other gardens.

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