Gardening Tips For The Non-Gardener


Gardening may seem like a daunting hobby to take on, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Gardening can actually be quite enjoyable, plus you’ll get to enjoy the fruits (or vegetables) of your labor. In fact, there are several tricks you can use to get started in the gardening world without feeling overwhelmed by all the details involved.

Pick a theme.

Picking a theme is a great way to start. There are so many different themes you could choose from, the possibilities are endless. Here are some examples:

  • Seasonal – how about an herb garden? Or maybe a vegetable garden? Or if you’re lucky enough to have space for more than one, why not combine them into one glorious outdoor area where you can grow all kinds of fresh produce?
  • Interest-based – If you love flowers, try starting with something simple like marigolds and sunflowers for summer or tulips for spring! Or if your interests lie in baking pies instead of growing vegetables (like mine), why not go with perennials that will reward your efforts with beautiful color throughout the season?
  • Budget-friendly – If money is tight but still want to enjoy gardening, consider starting small with just a few pots on the balcony or patio—you may find this gives you enough room to experiment with new herbs and vegetables without breaking the bank!
  • Time/Space Constrained – Another option would be creating container gardens in front yard planters or even large flower pots placed inside windowsills so that there’s no extra effort required beyond watering once per week.

Consider your location.

If you are a non-gardener, the location of your garden is probably not a major consideration when planning to grow your own food or herbs. If a non-gardener lives in a rural area, they may have more space to plant and grow different types of plants than someone who lives in an urban area. However, even with plenty of space for the ground to be cultivated, it is important to consider whether or not you will have enough time from work and other responsibilities that require your attention outside the home.

The amount of sunlight available at any given time during the day can also affect what type of plants can be grown in certain areas at different times throughout the year. For example: if there isn’t enough sunlight during winter months when days are short then certain types might not survive (like tomatoes). It’s also important because some plants need more water than others; therefore if there isn’t enough rainfall then those same tomatoes won’t get enough water during dry spells either!

Watch and learn.

Learning about garden plants is a process that involves observation, experimentation, and failure. Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Watch and learn from others – Whether you’re at the local park or your neighbor down the street, it’s always helpful to observe other people in their gardens. This can give you ideas of what to plant, how best to maintain it, and even what could be planted in your own garden.
  • Read books – While watching other gardens is useful, reading books specifically about gardening will help you understand why certain plants are used in certain places and how they may grow differently depending on their environment (such as sunlight).
  • Use online resources – There are many websites devoted specifically to gardening that provide tips on everything from soil composition (which affects things like drainage) all the way down through planting techniques (which include things like spacing between rows).

Start small.

You’re not going to be able to go from zero experience to tending a sprawling garden in one summer. You need to start small, and that means limiting yourself in as many ways as you can think of. Start with a small patch of land, or even just a few pots on your patio. Start with a small garden and grow only the easy stuff like herbs and leafy greens—you don’t want things getting out of hand right away! Similarly, when it comes time for choosing plants at the nursery, pick something that doesn’t require much care or maintenance (such as an herb plant). And if money is an issue, consider starting with seeds instead of seedlings; they’re much cheaper but still produce delicious vegetables later on!

The point is: don’t bite off more than what you can chew at first—start small before graduating into bigger projects down the line (and maybe even after!).

Prioritize plants that require little maintenance.

If you’re new to gardening, it can be a good idea to start small and work your way up. Perhaps you want to learn how to grow your own herbs and vegetables but are unsure where to begin. If so, don’t worry! Here are five easy plants that require very little maintenance (or none at all):

  • Herbs: Mint, parsley, rosemary and thyme are all incredibly easy herbs that require minimal attention. Thyme is also known as a “herbaceous perennial” which means it will come back year after year without any additional care on your part.
  • Fruit Trees: Apple trees can be planted in large containers or in the ground depending on how much space you have available for them; either way they only need watering every couple days during the hot summer months when there isn’t enough rainwater available for them yet (which usually happens around July).

Choose decorative containers.

Decorative containers can make your garden look more inviting, interesting, organized and colorful. They can also help to create the illusion that you have a larger space than you actually do. When choosing decorative containers, think about where they will be placed in relation to the garden overall and use that as a guide for size and shape of container. The color scheme of your home should also be taken into consideration when selecting decorative containers because it is important not to clash with existing colors like brickwork or paintwork on walls etc..

Consider container gardens.

If you don’t have a yard, or your yard has limitations, consider container gardening. Container gardens are easy to maintain and can be moved around as the seasons change. They’re also great for growing plants that may be difficult to grow in the ground due to their soil needs or climate conditions. If you live in an area with a short growing season, containers will allow you to continue enjoying fresh produce year round.

Container gardens can also be used to grow plants that aren’t native to your area but offer something special—like unusual colors or textures—and would otherwise not thrive there.

Gardening can be enjoyable for anyone, even if you have no experience.

Gardening can be fun, relaxing and rewarding no matter what your experience level. Gardening can help you get fit, spend time with family and friends, and make new friends.

If you’re thinking about starting a garden, start small by creating a container garden on your patio or balcony. Containers are easier to care for than outdoor gardens and they require less maintenance as well.

Once you’ve got the hang of container gardening try adding more plants to your outdoor space until eventually your entire backyard is filled with greenery!


As you can see, gardening isn’t as difficult as it seems. There are plenty of ways to make sure that your garden is beautiful and successful, even if you’re a beginner gardener or don’t have much time. If you follow these tips, your garden will be flourishing in no time!

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