You have grand plans to grow juicy tomatoes, leafy greens and aromatic herbs - but how (and where) should you start? Follow these helpful tips for first-time gardeners to turn your plot of land into a bounty of fresh foods.
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If you were born without a green thumb, achieving a thriving garden may seem like an impossible feat. But successful gardening isn’t actually as daunting as it seems. With the right tools and know-how, you’ll be growing fresh herbs, juicy fruits and organic vegetables in no time!
Whether you have plans for an expansive vegetable garden or a small collection of herbs, you’ll need to first determine whether the soil near your home is suitable to grow happy, healthy plants. A soil-testing kit can help you determine what elements you’ll need to add and whether fertilizer is necessary. If your plan involves container gardening, you’ll need potting soil and fertilizer to keep your plants nourished.
Once you’ve picked and planted the perfect organic seeds, how can you keep pests from invading your home garden? In addition to a wide selection of sprouting seeds, Vitacost.com also carries a variety of natural, non-toxic pest control products designed to safely repel common garden insects.See All Gardening Products