Getting Your Garden Started Early In Spring

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Do you find that you always leave it too late in the year to get your garden truly going? Then by the time it should be in full swing in the summer, you don’t feel that you have really got there? This is very common, and you are not alone, and the better news is that it is also something which you should be able to fix pretty easily. If you are keen to get your garden going a little earlier this year, there are a lot of things you can do to make that happen. As long as you follow some of the pointers in this article and, more importantly, put a lot of passion into it, you should be able to find that you are going to have a much more beautifully flowering garden in no time at all.

Starting Off Indoors

One of the most essential things you need to do if you want your garden to have an early start is to start off many of your young plants indoors. This is especially important to consider if you are hoping to grow a number of things from seed. Most things can be sown from early spring onwards, but if you do so indoors then you will be able to start many seeds off even earlier, and you might be amazed at how much of a difference this really can make. Depending on the seed, you might be able to start as early as February, so you should bear that in mind if you are used to just getting going in mid April. Using propagators from the likes of Essex Hydro Gardens and setting them on the windowsill will help to get your seeds sprouting in no time, so they are ready to plant out early on in spring.

Making A Plan

Part of the problem for most amateur gardeners is that they don’t really plan anything out. While you might not find this is absolutely necessary, the truth is that you will be able to get much more out of your garden, and much more quickly, if you have some kind of a plan to follow along the way. Making such a plan is not that hard: you just need to draw up roughly the garden and then think about what you want to grow where, taking into account the particular needs of different plants that you are hoping to grow. With such a plan in place, you can get started much sooner, so it’s certainly worthwhile to have one.

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Preparing The Soil

If you have often found that plants you plant out in spring don’t do so well, it might be that you have not really prepared the soil in any decent way. The ideal is to have prepared it the autumn before, by digging in some good quality compost and laying some fertilizer on the ground. But if you are not in that position, you can still improve things by doing that as early in the year as possible, at least before planting anything out.

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