Perhaps one of the hardest things to do with success in this world is to create plant life and keep it thriving. Do it yourself gardening can be approached in many ways and in multiple sizes of projects. It can be done on a small scale just taking care of a few plants all the way up through having a large garden meant for producing a food source for you and your family. No matter the intent or level you will need to have at least a minimum understanding of the subjects I will cover here in this overview.
Climate plays a major role in do it yourself gardening. You will need to understand the climate you are trying to grow in and what types of plants you can successfully grow there. Don’t waste your time attempting to grow that which can not sustain the weather patterns around you. Beyond that you can learn about ways to circumvent that problem by use of indoor growing methods.
Every plant you attempt to grow you should know all there is to know about it. Think of a plant as something you bought that needs to be put together. The final result is going to be a full blooming and producing plant, but you can’t get there very easily without the insruction manual. This will come in the form of past results that are documented by other people and experts.
If it’s growing food you are going to be taking part in through the means of your do it yourself gardening then you should by all means know the best time of the year for certain species to be grown and afterwards harvested. In this way you will gain the most food out of your efforts. It would also be good to know some methods of preserving those food stocks such as canning. Tomatoes are one of the most versatile plants for canning and using for future meals.
You will do best to also learn basic care of soil to include the use of fertilizers ,whether naturallly organic or chemically based, and to also keep informed on any infestations in your area for pests that may be killing off certain crops that you may want to protect your efforts against.
These are just some of the main points you will need to keep in mind when it comes to do it yourself gardening. If you are going to be serious about growing then be serious about your knowledge base and things should be more rewarding and over time your skills and rate of achievement will improve.