Community Gardens is a great way to get involved in local conservation efforts. The more we learn about our environment the more important it becomes for us as people. That is why taking part in a garden in our community provides us with a beautiful place to gather and nurture the knowledge of others in similar situations.
It makes us feel good that we are making a difference and contributing to our own communities’ health. This article will go over some ideas on how to start your own community garden.
Differentiation is an important factor when it comes to gardening. By planting different types of plants you are not only trying to create an overall theme within the garden but also differentiate plants that will be able to thrive in a specific environment. For example, you might want to plant vegetables that can grow quickly in sandy soil versus clay. Not only will this provide a very distinct look but it will provide different plants and species that will need a specific type of climate and soil to be able to grow properly.
Research the Land
When creating a garden you should do some research on the specific needs of the plants you plan on planting. Do some research on the native plants of the area as well as the weather patterns. You should also be aware of local ordinances as they may restrict certain activities and plants within your community. Always check with your city or county government offices before starting any project. They will be able to tell you what the rules are and will most likely save you a lot of headaches down the road.
- Before you start digging into your garden make sure you have a plan.
- A great way to create a plan is by using software that is available to buy or download. Most gardeners like to use a calendar and stick their plants on the calendar.
- It really is very important not to place plants too close together, they should be at least three feet apart for each different kind.
Watering and Fertilizers
You will need to water your community garden on a regular basis, this can be difficult if you live in an area where it snows or rains often. The first thing to remember when watering your garden is that you are watering the plants to help them grow. If the soil gets too dry it will be hard for the plants to grow, just keep watering them. Another thing to remember is to water your garden for no more than 2 hours in order to prevent any drying out of the soil.
There are many fertilizers available to you on the market today. It is important to follow the directions on the package to ensure you are using the correct amount. Too much fertilizer can do damage to your plants and can actually make them grow worse. If you are new to gardening then it is wise to start with small amounts and see how your soil responds to them.