Thinking about starting a garden this spring? Fortunately, it’s the perfect time to prepare for the upcoming growing season!
There are a few key steps you can take right now to give yourself the best chance when you start a garden. With just a little bit of thoughtful planning, you’ll be on track for an abundant harvest even if you’ve never grown a garden before.
Before you start to plan out your new garden, it’s important to get clear on your reasons for growing a garden, as well as considering the environmental factors in your area.
(I’ve put together a free 14-page Garden Planner to help you through the steps in this post. You can download the planner here.)
Set Your Goals for Your Garden
The very first step in starting any garden is to set mindful goals.
It’s easy to want to grow absolutely everything you can think of in your first year gardening, but that can lead to an overwhelming amount of work (and a frustrated gardener)!
You’re much better off to thoughtfully consider what you’d really like to achieve with your garden.
Whatever your vision of a successful garden is, it’s incredibly important to clarify your goal before you start planning and planting.
Think about what success looks like for you. Everything you grow should directly support your goals. There should be a mindful reason for every plant in your garden.
Get Some Support From Experienced Gardeners
When you have a general idea of your goals for the garden, it’s time to gather support systems that you can call on during the gardening season.
Having help from experienced gardeners while you start your garden is very valuable.