Firstly I would like to welcome you to my site and particularly to this post. I have been an avid gardener for many years. As, was my father before me. So, as you can probably see by now, it’s in my blood. In my previous post I discussed the basic gardening tools you will most likely need to purchase, borrow or … no, please don’t steal.
In future posts I’d like to discuss some of those gardening tools in more detail. But let’s start with discussing your green thumb, or maybe lack off in your opinion.
Just a Myth.
Let’s get rid of that terrible myth that you need a green thumb to become a successful gardener. It’s simply not true. A person is not born an expert gardener, nor is a beginner gardener expected to be an expert.
Gardening is a journey, sometimes a profession and often a hobby. It takes education, experience and time to become a proficient gardener. Yes, green thumb gardening from birth is a myth, but over time, it’s something anyone can develop.
My father placed a hoe in my hands when I was about seven or eight years of age. I still have a photo of me using that, what seemed like to me, incredibly large hoe. He also gave me a small plot of ground that I could use to build a vegetable garden. I can still remember my delight at planting my first crop of tomatoes, beans and radishes.
But I also had my first setback when half the tomato plants turned out to be African marigolds. In those days you purchased seedlings from a local nursery in units of one or more, and they were wrapped up in newspaper. It seems I was cheated. But I didn’t have a green thumb until I had spent many years growing, learning and developing my skills.
Does Size Matter?
If you’re just starting out on this exciting journey then I suggest you research on the net for as much information on gardening tips and information as you can find. There’s an incredible volume of gardening information out there. Information on plants, tools and landscaping techniques in abundance.
There is also an enormous amount of information on garden designs. One of the best ways to help you to decide how you are going to design your own garden is to check out the thousands of garden sites on the internet. Anything from the wondrous, large gardens found throughout the world, such as the incredibly, magnificent Kew Garden in London, which encompasses around 132 Hectares or 326 acres of land and contains some 50,000 different species of plants. Down to the far more moderate but equally exciting smaller gardens that can be found throughout the cities of the world. If you have the time, then visiting some of these smaller gardens is a fantastic idea, . It’s a great way to help you come up with ideas of your own.
Many cities around the world have garden festivals where you can visit anything from 5 to 50 gardens over a given time. One such event is held annually at Toowoomba in Australia. This stunning event is held each year in September over a delightful, colorful, fun ten days, and includes not only a flower parade, along with many other events, but also gives you the opportunity to check out many, many private gardens.
Go To It.
So, getting back to that green thumb. With time, experience, exciting research, education,and by making fellow gardener friends, I have absolutely no doubt you will succeed. The most important thing is to have fun doing it.
Happy gardening friends.
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