Gardening is an activity which people all over the world enjoy. It is also a good way to relax and relieve tension. Most gardeners experience a sense of peace while going through their daily gardening activities. They also form a greater connection with nature. That’s to be expected since they are working so close with it.
Gardening is a general term but it comes in many different forms. For instance, organic gardening basically produces the same plants as a garden which chemical fertilizers are used. One is more attuned with nature whereas the other is a result of modern design. With organic gardening, we feel closer to Mother Nature because we are using what nature has provided to grow our vegetables and flowers with. Another form of gardening eliminates tilling the soil. This is container gardening. With container gardening, you can enjoy all the pleasures of gardening but with a lot less work.
If you are looking to add a little beauty and color to certain parts around your house and yard, container gardening will fit the bill. You also have the added advantage of moving your plants any time you wish. You have an almost endless supply of containers to choose from. Some are store bought and others are basically free.
A few examples are wooden boxes, metallic pots and pans, clay urns, terra cotta pots, wire baskets, formed concrete, glass bowls and porcelain tubs. A special note on any wooden containers… make sure they are not made with pressure treated wood. That type of wood contains harmful chemicals that could harm your plants. A well planned container garden has a good assortment of plants of different heights, sizes and colors.
If you decide you want an organic garden, be prepared to put in extra work. You will not be using any manmade chemicals or fertilizersto grow your garden and that way you are assured of growing a very healthy garden with vegetables that will be very healthy to eat. Natural compost will be what you use to fertilize the soil. Natural compost is made from organic materials like kitchen scraps, grass clippings and fruit peels. You can find lots of information on making your own organic compost on the Internet.
The gardening methods are fairly similar with every type of gardening. Soil preparation is the first step in successful gardening. The soil needs to be free from stones, rocks, grass and weeds. When you have that cleared out, you can plow the ground and add the fertilizers of your choice. For areas with a high content of sand, you need to add compost so the plants will be able to get the nutrients they need.
You will do yourself a big favor if you get all your gardening supplies before you get started. It’s tempting to buy the cheaply priced items but you get what you pay for. In the long run, if you spend a little extra and buy quality supplies and tools, you will save money. Besides, your gardening experience should be one of enjoyment and relaxation. Not getting stressed on cheap made items breaking on you at just the wrong time.
Spend a little time to get back in touch with nature by planning out a garden. You’ll find your stress level starting to lower immediately.