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How to get started flower gardening

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People associate flower gardening with personal satisfaction. Every person who cultivates flowers seeks some aesthetic achievement; the satisfaction does not come from the mere gardening tasks alone. We all want to see results. Some people take up flower gardening as a hobby, to embellish the small area around the house, while others will even turn this into a permanent occupation or a business. It depends on your personality, your preferences, the space you can use and the budget limits.

Daunting tasks are ahead of you when you start flower gardening, and, unless you know something on plants and land work, you really need to do some reading. You may learn by directly digging in, or by studying the basics in theory so as to put them into practice. As you grow more skilled with flower gardening you discover that there is a constant evolution in your projects. The garden continues to grow every year and the sooner you learn how to pull the horticultural ropes, the easier you’ll get results.

You won’t be able to cover basic and complex flower gardening routines unless you have the right equipment. Every garden depends on tools and results arise from the gardener’s ability to use them. You can find whatever you need with the local department store, or if you are interested in a more serious project, you can shop with specialist suppliers that provide high quality tools. Other than tools, you should also carefully select the plants you will grow based on a professional analysis of the soil features.

Grow flowers that make a good match with the soil on your property. Flower gardening heavily depends on soil, fertilizer, light, spacing and humidity. If you check online gardening resources, you can more easily identify plants that are easier to grow. There are plenty of tips that a beginner gardener would do great with. You just need to take the time and patience to study them and get informed.

Last but not least, you should be aware of the fact that no matter how well you do things, flower gardening is not without challenges. Incidents could happen, failure is part of the experience, and only those who try know how exciting and difficult it can get sometimes. A smart gardener will follow the voice of experience, and personal instinct, but he/she will not cease to constantly learn something new and put it into practice. Flower gardening has lots of rewards, but you can enjoy those with dedication and hard work.

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What You Need To Know Before Getting  Started in Flower Gardening

Before you engage into your gardening activities, be guided with the necessary resources you’ll need in your gardening operations.

The nursery house, tools, implements and equipment should be ready for convenience in your day to day operations.

You can’t work satisfactorily with inadequate supply needed during the actual performance of your garden works. It is necessary that you should provide these items your utmost priority…

Nursery House

The nursery house is the first requirement you should give due consideration. It is where the life of seedlings, newly propagated plants depend – in other words, the storehouse for baby plants.

Before anything else, you must construct your nursery before you venture into flower gardening.

11  Factors you should consider  before constructing your nursery house

1. Location

The nursery house should be located in a place where the seedlings and newly propagated are safe and free from any disturbances during their growing period.

Locate your nursery house in areas such as…

access to road  and transportation networks available water supply free from industrial establishments or air pollution proximity to market outlets, climatic conditions topography of the land light supply labor supply

Construct your nursery in an East-West orientation.  This will be discussed in the succeeding topic.

2.  Road Access

Nursery accessibility is closely related to its potential customers. The production site should be accessible to the primary buyers, since your purpose anyway in putting up a nursery  is to provide ready available supply of flowers to customers.

3. Water Supply

For timely production, water must be provided when it is needed by the plants. Depending on the location, the nursery relies on ground water, lake, river, or local water supplies.

These sources vary in cost, quality, accessibility, and reliability of supply. Many nurseries depend on ground source for irrigation.

4. Light

Unlike greenhouse, in which supplemental lighting can be provided, field production relies solely on sunlight. Shade houses can be erected for plants that need such conditions.

Unwanted shading sometimes is experienced where trees are used to provide shelter from the winds.

5. Air pollution

Location of the nursery should be made in such a way that it will not suffer from air pollution.

If it has to be established in a heavily industrialized area, it should located upwind to escape the pollutants emitted from the various industrial facilities.

6. Topography

The terrain of the site has implications in drainage, soil erosion, ease of land preparation, and general ease of production operations.

If the site is rolling, use of machinery is hampered and irrigation systems are more difficult to install and operate. It may become necessary to spend additional cost to level the site to facilitate production operations.

On a rolling site, low parts of the land are likely to experience drainage problems and be susceptible to frost damage or water logging.

7.  Drainage

It is a must that the proposed site should be naturally well-drained. If it is not feasible, you should construct drainage canal, but it well add to your production.

A well drained location will provide good aeration of the soil and reduce the incidence of soilborne diseases. Furthermore, a well-drained soils allow rapid soil warming for early production in spring.

8.  Soil Texture and Structure

Field production of seedlings for sale requires that plants be dug up at some point. If bare-root production is intended, a soil with loose structure (sand or loam) is preferred.

For balled and burlapped production, the soil should be cohesive enough to form a ball around the roots.  A properly textured soil also drains well, holds moisture at a desirable level, and is easy to work and well aerated.

9. Soil Fertility

Fertilization is required for the newly planted plants for optimal growth. To minimize additional cost for fertilizer, you have to select the site with native fertility and be responsive to fertilization.

The higher the soil quality ( in terms of organic matter content, pH, and nutrition), the fewer the initial amendments.

9 Rainfall

The rainfall pattern in your area should be given due attention. Certain nursery operations cannot be delayed.

The amount of rain can be supplemented with irrigation if needed, but rains come during field preparations especially during tillage, making beds, and planting time could be a problem.

Your production schedules are delayed because, for example, the field may be wet to prepare it for planting. You should avoid in areas where unpredictable severe weather so occur.

You’ll loss in revenue if your seedlings are damaged due to hail or storms. Your plants may be too old to sell by the time the damage is corrected, and that well cause your frustration.

10 Temperature

Plants or seedlings produced in the nursery are sensitive than older plants to climatic changes because they are intolerant to rapid change in temperature.

If your nursery is located in areas like the West Coast, you need to provide a winter protection. While, if you’re in the East Coast planting plants in containers consider erecting structures for winter protection.

Tool Room

A part in your stock room should be constructed where all the tools, equipments, and  implements are properly stocked.

They should be properly labeled and arranged according to the order of use. Those that are used often must be placed where they can easily be accessible, while those that are seldom used are placed in a secured area.

The tool room should be secured and locked to avoid children to enter.

Fertilizers and chemicals (pesticides) should not be placed together with tools, since the fumes may affect the usability of the tools and equipment and to avoid accidental leakage that may cause hazard to human.

Tools

Garden tools that are needed in the nursery should be ready before doing the activites so that you’ll not be looking from anywhere else when the time to use them is required. The following tools you need are; hand rake, weeder, transplanting trowel, garden hoe, spade, rake, spading fork, pruning saw, hand pruners or pruning shears, dull and sharp bolos, budding/grafting knife, garden hose, hammer, pliers, steel tape, posthole digger, pegs and mallet, wood axe, crowbar, dibble, V-notched stick, pick-mattock, water hose, grass shear, sprinkler, pail.

Note: You need only to provide the tools that are to be used in your gardening activities. Don’t buy the unnecessary tools which you think are not needed required in your garden.

Equipment

Other garden equipment needed are the following; garden tiller, garden sprinkler, brush cutter, lawn mower, wheel barrow, power/hand sprayer, duster, hand tractor with rotavator attachment.

These are only suggested equipment for large scale flower gardening. For small scale gardener, like you who are only starting, some of them may be  costly for you to buy that may drain your budget.

Refrain from buying them if you can hire the services from other sources to minimize labor cost.

Materials

All materials needed for the nursery operations should be available before starting such as; seeds of various type, germinating trays (no. of holes varies), polyethylene bags, pots (earthen,  plastics or porcelain), string, soil media, manure (chicken dung, bat manure, horse manure, etc.) rice hull charcoal (carbonized), coco coir dust, fertilizers (various kinds), growth enhancers, fungicides, plastic mulch, fine net, culture nets, PP twine, oyster twine, tie wire.

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Cris Ramasasa, Freelance writer, writes about home gardening and Internet marketing tips. You can get a copy of his latest ebook “How to get started in Flower Gardening” and “Vegetable Gardening Made Easy”, and also get lots of tips, tools, Free articles, and bonuses at: www.crisramasasa.com

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Organic gardening can very well pass up as a hobby for starters. This can be true if you are the type of person who has the passion for gardening. This may not be everybody’s cup of tea. So consider yourself lucky if you are among those who can grow green things out of the blue. Gardening requires certain skills. You have to know the type of soil, what kind of plants you can place on them, how you will take care of those plants, aside from the many other considerations that you must be aware of when you are serious about it. It may sound complicated enough for the beginners. But if you have been marked as the one with a green thumb and you’ve already honed you skills on this, then you might as well try the organic way of gardening. This method is particularly special as well as hard. It will require you to double your effort as compared with the regular stuff that you do with the usual gardening tricks. The Concept The basic rule on this type of gardening is that you will only use synthetic products in all your endeavor with regards to the task. This will include the important elements such as the fertilizers and the pesticides. You can actually get from the earth what you will then use for your organic venture into gardening. You will use such elements to be able to grow something new, these are your plants, your vegetables or whatever greens you may want to grow. Do you get the picture? To look at it from a bird’s eye view, it is like working closely with nature. Or as others may say, this is like being one with nature. Organic Fertilizers Is there such a thing, you may ask? Yes, and you are the one to make it. You can actually perform composting on the materials found on your garden. You can use fallen leaves and twigs, animal manure, but this will depend on the type, and many more. Organic Pesticides This type of gardening wants, as much as possible, to stay away from pesticides. But if you can’t afford to pick the insects one by one by your bare hands, then you can go to your local grocery store and ask for an organic pesticide that is available commercially. The old way really is to be vigilant with your garden and take off every pest that you see. You should only turn to the organic pesticides when it becomes too many and uncontrollable that you can no longer handle. You can also try to bring in the animals that feed on those pests. This way, you’ll have some help in picking those pests up. And that is also helping the other animals satisfy their hunger. As a hobby, this may be time consuming. So if you cannot devote enough time into it, might as well find a partner or drop the idea until you’ve found the right time to carry on with the tasks. Organic gardening really entails a lot of hard work. So you better be prepared to perspire in the process. To ease your tiredness when you are already into it too deep, just think that what you are doing is helping nature. This is your way of giving back what nature has bestowed on you since the day you were born. http://organicgardening-infos.blogspot.com

Get Started Growing your Own Fruit and Vegetables

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When to start? In the past allotments traditionally changed hands on September 29th which is the set date for paying agricultural rents. Autumn is the ideal period to take over a plot. It gives you the time to prepare for the following year, often in reasonable weather. Many allotment sites use the calendar year, or start at other times- but it’s worth contacting them at any time of the year to see if they have any vacancies, or a waiting list.

The key to long-term success with an allotment is to be realistic about how much you can tackle. Take things slowly planning to do less than the maximum. It will take several years to get things as you would like them. The whole point about allotmenting is that it should be recreational, fun even, for everyone involved. It shouldn’t be a chore- and it doesn’t have to be a competition with your neighbour!

Tools and Equipment. If you don’t already have a collection of gardening tools, take time to choose what you need for the allotment. Always handle a tool before purchase so you know that you are comfortable with it. Handle length is crucial for spades, folks, hoes and rakes. Look out for longer or shorter handles if necessary.

If you are tall, buy a rake or hoe head on its own, then fit a longer handle. Weight is also important- remember that a spade will be loaded with soil when in use, so don’t buy one that feels heavy when you pick it up empty. A boarder spade or folk, which has a smaller head, is often a good choice. You will be able to keep working longer if each spade is not an effort. If possible try out other peoples tools on the ground first. When buying tools children, make sure that they are designed for proper use, nit just as toys.

Second hand tools are often available through ads in the papers or at car boot sales. They will generally work as well as new ones at a fraction of the price.

As many allotment plots are infected with soil Bourne pests and diseases, it can pay to have a separate allotment tools to prevent disease going into your garden soil