Entire gardening books have been devoted to soil considerations even for the weekend gardener. There are lots of gardening materials that address the issue of pH but other things are important in gardening as well.
Two that come to mind have to do with adequate drainage and the grade of the soil. You might have soil that doesn’t have enough drainage or that has too much and you can have soil that is bulky or clumpy or even, believe it or not, too fine. So how do you know what to do, and what is the best way to go about all this? The truth is that what you want to plant will make all of the decisions for you.
What to Grow
Don’t ever start a garden without first thinking about what you will be planting in. Learn how to take your first cues from what you want to plant and don’t ever forget that mother nature always knows best. The plants will have their own requirements as far as the soil is concerned plus other things.
As far as your beginning materials, seeds, sprouts, bulbs–they’ll all dictate what kind of soil and other things you need. For example, none of these things can grow in clumpy soil; fine soil should be your starting place. Roses are some of the most beautiful and inspiring flowers of all. There is a lot that can be learned about them as well. A word of caution however when you buy rose bushes. Make sure that the roots of the bush are sufficiently wrapped in moss. This is essential for when they are out of the ground. the roots healthy and moist before planting. Another important point is that they need to be kept relatively cool when they are being shipped. It is very important that the roots don’t get too hot or dry before planting.
Gardening is an unusual activity and area of interest because it is something usual done alone, or with another family member. On the other hand, it can also be a great way to meet new people and network with them. There are probably gardening enthusiast groups in your local area as well as groups and forums online. Gardening information found on the Internet has a tendency to focus on actual plants rather than safety and health. We can understand that because we have been doing it for so long. However, it is a very important area even with something like gardening. We do believe that people find it easy to ignore health and safety issues. So, be safe always and take as many necessary precautions as you can so you have many years of fulfilling gardening.