As a gardener, you are bound to come across some terms that you have no knowledge about, either in reading books, checking out gardening sites, or even talking with friends who love gardening.
Not knowing these terms can really make you feel less than yourself because these are organic gardener terms that you ought to know.
But not to worry, we got covered because this article will be covering the various common gardening terms alongside their definitions to keep you enlightened.
If you are ready, let’s get started….
List Of Gardening Terms That You Need To Know
Below, we will list out the various Important gardening terms that you need to know as a gardener.
Aeration which is also known as Soil Perforation is the process by which air is circulated through, mixed with, or dissolved in a liquid substance or other substance that acts as a fluid.
It can also be simply referred to as a method of increasing the amount of air within your plant’s soil.
Through aeration of the soil, it helps to improve the lawns as well as the garden by loosening compact soil and some vital nutrients such as oxygen, water, and organic materials which plants need to grow healthy.
If soil is well-aerated, there will be enough exchange of oxygen between the soil and the atmosphere to support healthy roots.
With this, you can see that lack of oxygen or other vital nutrients will affect the plant root’s ability to absorb water thereby reducing nutrients available in the soil which will result in stunted growth or plant death.
2. Annual Plants
The term Annual Plants which is also referred to as a bedding plant can be defined as those plants that complete their life cycle from germination to the production of seeds within one growing season before it dies.
It can be seen as those garden flowers that complete their life cycle in one growing season.
These types of garden flowers are often used to fill in gaps in the garden or most times to add color and interest to a particular landscape.
A perfect example of such annual plants for garden flowers includes the Marigold, petunias, and impatiens while annual food plants include corn and watermelon.
3. Bare Root
Bare Roots can be defined as those dormant (not growing as they should) perennial plants that are dug up when they are dormant and then refrigerated until it is time to ship them out.
It is a technique of arboriculture whereby a plant is removed from the soil in a dormant state from which it can more rapidly acclimate to new soil conditions.
So when this term is used in gardening, it refers to a plant that is offered for sale with its roots exposed, rather than planted in a container with soil.
It is the best method for establishing fruit trees.
4. Beneficial Insects
Beneficial insects can be referred to as species of insects that perform valued services like pollination which is required for over 75% of all flowering plants and pest control.
This is a common practice in organic gardening which serves as a pest management strategy in gardens.
Some of these beneficial insects include ladybugs, Green lacewings, praying mantids, spiders, assassin bugs, and many more.
In horticulture, bolting is the production of a flowering stem(s) on agricultural and horticultural crops before the harvesting of a crop at a stage when a plant makes a natural attempt to produce seeds and reproduce.
It occurs when the heat temperature becomes too extreme for the plant thereby triggering a switch in the plant leading to the production of seeds while focusing on the survival of the harsh conditions.
An example of a plant that goes through this process is Lettuce.
The term biodegradable refers to material that can be broken down over time by microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or other natural processes and returned to its natural elements.
It is also a process of nature breaking down materials into their component parts.
Examples of some of those materials include food waste, plant-based bioplastic, biopolymers, biocomposites, and wood as well as paper products.
7. Cold Frame
This is a green term for small structures that cover plant crops.
It protects the plants from cold or freezing weather conditions.
Just like a greenhouse, the cold frame is built low to the ground with a transparent plastic or glass roof that allows sunlight.
The term bokashi is a Japanese word that means “fermented organic matter”.
It is a composting method of fermenting organic waste to create a quick nutrient-rich compost for use in the garden.
It can also be defined as a process (anaerobic process) that converts food waste as well as similar organic matters into a soil amendment which adds nutrients and helps to improve the texture of the soil.
This method is mostly practiced in East Asia.
9. Botanical Teas
This refers to a homemade natural liquid fertilizer that is made by brewing or steeping on soils.
By doing so, it can result in nutrient-rich solutions used to water and feed the plants for healthy growth.
Some of these teas include alfalfa meals, kelp meals, or neem meals.
10. Biennial Plant
Biennial Plant refers to a Plant’s Longevity.
It is a flowering plant that has a life cycle of two years to maturity.
It takes within a space of one year to germinate and grow its roots, stems, and leaves. Afterward, it blooms and dies in the following year.
Examples of biennial plants include beets, brussels sprouts, cabbage, Canterbury bells, carrots, lettuce, etc.
This is a genus plant found in cabbages and mustard families.
They are a group of vegetables that thrive in cool climates and are remarkably hardy and frost-resistant.
A perfect of such vegetables is cabbage and cauliflower etc.
In the term of gardening, Chlorosis can be defined as a condition in which plants have insufficient chlorophyll.
Chlorophyll is a compound that is responsible for producing green pigmentation in leaves.
So in a situation where there is a lack of this compound, it can result in paleness or yellow colors on the leaves of the plants.
It can also result in diseases, damaged or bound plant roots, highly alkaline, inadequate drainage as well as nutrient deficiencies.
13. Cold Season Crops
Cool season crops can be defined as those crops that germinate in cold soil which is within 70 degrees and below, and mature with cool weather within a short period of daylight.
Most of these crops are very cold hardy and frost-tolerant and are also perfect for planting in early spring or fall gardens.
The majority of these crops can also adapt to hot conditions while others may bolt in the heat.
Examples of such crops are peas, root vegetables (onion, beets, carrots, etc), and lettuce.
14. Cover Crops
Cover crops can be defined as those crops that grow for the soil instead of their plate.
Also, it refers to those plants that are grown with the purpose of protecting or regenerating the soil between the seasons
Cover cropping helps to prevent soil erosion, regulate moisture, attract pollinators, and assist in weed and pest management.
It also feeds the soil by fixing its nitrogen and the act of living mulch which helps to reduce erosion.
Examples of these crops are legumes, cereal grains, fava beans, oats, clover, etc.
15. Chill Hours
This is also known as Vernalization. It refers to the number of hours that a plant or a seed needs to be exposed to a temperature between 32F to 45F so as to break its dormancy.
For example, some trees usually need chill hours within the range of 200-400 or less in every winter season in order to bear healthy fruits the following year.
16. Companion Planting
This is a type of planting that uses some specific combination of plants growing near one another to provide various benefits.
This method is not limited but it attracts pollinators, deterring pests.
It encourages healthy growth as well as provides shade or support to the plants.
Compost has to do with those decomposed organic matters.
It is considered essential for soil amendment and it offers quite a lot of benefits to soil and plant health.
So if you are a home gardener, you can buy or create your own compost from decayed leaves, kitchen scraps or even garden wastes.
Though, with the right balance of biodegradable material such as microorganisms, fungi, worms, insects, etc), the aid of a decomposer adds more nutrients to the soil.
18. Compost Tea
This is a form of natural liquid fertilizer that is made out of brewed or steeped finished compost or even a worm casting in water.
Through the use of this compost, it usually results in a mild but nutrient-rich solution that can be used to water and feed the plants.
Furthermore, a compost tea can be passively steeped or actively aerated in order to increase the microbial activity.
19. Crop Rotation
This is a very common term used in gardening.
It has to do with the practice of routinely rotating the various types of crops that have been grown in the garden or farm in each plot or garden bed.
When there is a good and effective crop rotation, it helps to improve the soil health and biodiversity while reducing the demand for fertilizers.
It helps to lessen the level of plant disease and pest pressures by avoiding the growing of the same crops in the same location yearly.
20. Cut and Come Again
You might have come across this method of planting but don’t know what it means.
The cut and come again is a method of continually harvesting the entire plant all at the same time.
Doing so kills the plant thereby reducing the amount harvested at the end.
This method is mostly applicable to leafy greens such as kale, romaine lettuce, or even Swiss chard.
To avoid this, it is important that you pick out some of the oldest plants as well as leaves every week which is more preferable than cutting the entire head.
21. Damping Off
This is a gardening term that refers to when seedlings suddenly wilt and die.
The stem becomes very thin near the soil causing a topple among them.
This can be attributed to a quite number of different fungal diseases which is mostly common when a seedlings become overwatered.
Such will cause an inadequate air flow especially when the old diseased garden soil is used to start new seeds.
22. Days to Maturity
When we talk about the day of maturity, it has to do with the time from when seeds are down until the plant is ready to be harvested.
A seed pocket will online the specific varieties expected growth which includes days to germinate.
This practice has to do with removing spent or dying flowers from plants once the blooms are past their prime.
This encourages some new flowers to bloom.
However, if you intend to allow the flower to be fully brown and dry while it is still on the plant before deadheading it.
24. Foliar Spray
A foliar spray is the process of spraying plants, trees or shrubs with a fine mist of liquid fertilizer.
Though, plants have the ability to absorb nutrients more quickly through leaves and also the vascular system then throws their roots in the soil.
Pesticides may be applied throughout this process.
25. Frost Date
This is a gardening term that is used to describe the average first date as well as the last day for receiving curving frosts
It describes either the average first date (fall) or last date (spring) that your area receives frost.
Planting Instructions are commonly after this time and date which for instance,
Grafting is a horticulture technique that happens when a cut portion of a plant is joined or fused together as one plant.
It is also a common practice where the strong, disease-resistant lower portion is infused with the various upper portions.
For instance, to graft a specific variety of apples onto a different hardy apple rootstock.
The resulting plant will produce fruit true to the scion used.
27. Green Manure
This can be defined as those plants or crops that are grown exclusively to be turned into the soil or allowed to decompose on the soil surface as mulch to enrich the soil with nutrients.
A few plants are often grown as green manure such as clover, oats, buckwheat, winter wheat, beans, and peas.
28. Hand Pollination
This type of pollination is seen when there is an involvement of humans in physically transferring pollen from one flower or plant to another.
This can be done either through the use of small tool such as paint brush, cotton swab or even with the flower itself.
This is done to ensure that there is fruit development and to prevent rotting.
29. Hardening Off
It’s a garden term which describes the process of reading tender seedlings that were raised indoors or that are protected from other conditions.
The process usually involves gradually exposing seedlings to conditions such as wind, cold, or even direct sun over the period of a week or more, so they can become increasingly strong and resilient.
Hugelkultur which means hill culture or hill mound is a type of a garden bed style that utilizes collected natural material such as logs, branches, leaves, pinecones or other organic matter in order to provide bulks below the layer of the soil.
As the bulky materials break down, they release nutrients and become a part of the soil.
In a raised garden bed setting, filling the lower portion of the bed with bulk natural materials and then adding soil on top is considered hugelkultur.
Humus is another word for a finished compost.
It is dark, and nutrient-rich that helps to improve the moisture retention and overall condition of the soil.
This occurs once the natural organic materials such as leaves, food scraps or other garden waste are fully decomposed or decayed.
At this point, they are considered humus.
Another word for finished compost. Once natural organic materials such as leaves, food scraps, or other garden waste are fully decomposed, they’re considered humus.
A hybrid is created by crossing two different varieties of the same plant.
This type of crossing involves taking the pollen from the male flower of one plant and transferring it to the female flower parts of a different plant.
Once the ovary of the female flower is pollinated, it will begin to swell and form a fruit. The seeds that develop inside that fruit are hybrid seeds.
Hybrid seeds are listed as F1 types, as opposed to open pollinated (OP) types.
Open pollinated seeds result from a simple sharing of pollen between two parent plants.
It is important to know that hybrids are not GMOs and are also different from open-pollinated seeds. Seeds produced from hybrid plants are not likely to ‘breed true’ and therefore aren’t great for seed-saving.
This is a gardening term used to describe a plant that continues to grow in size and bear fruit over a longer period of time unlike a determinate plant that is shorter-lived with a more concentrated fruiting period.
Most often, it is used in reference to vining tomato varieties that will produce tomatoes throughout the entirety of the growing season.
It’s a gardening term that describes overly tall, stretched-out seedlings.
Seedlings stretch and become tall when they’re in search of better light, and will lean towards the strongest light they’re provided.
Leggy seedlings are not ideal, as they’re usually weak and prone to toppling.
Also, the stems of most leggy seedlings can be partially buried, once they’re properly hardened off.
You can avoid these leggy seedlings by providing ample bright light.
Loamy is a type of soil that is good for growing food, crops as well as plants of all kinds.
It is a well-balanced mix of sand, silt, and clay.
It possesses good moisture retention and drainage properties.
Soil that contains too much clay or silt is often mixed with other soil or soil components (e.g. sand) to achieve a more loam-like consistency.
This refers to those elements such as nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and sulfur that are very crucial to plants as well as for their growth.
These elements are usually added to the soil through amendments or cover crops.
37. No-Till Gardening
This term is also known as “no dig” gardening.
It’s a gardening philosophy as well as a style where the soil is disrupted as little as possible and is not intentionally tilled or turned over every season as in traditional agriculture.
By tilling the soil, it leads to loss of soil structure, compaction, increased runoff, and erosion.
In contrast, letting the soil go undisturbed preserves the living soil food web as well as leading to an increase in the soil fertility, health, and productivity.
This stands for Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium.
They are the three most essential macronutrients that are essential for plant health and growth.
You will see the “NPK ratio” listed on fertilizer containers or bags, such as 8-2-1 (a high-nitrogen fertilizer) or 4-4-4 (a well-balanced fertilizer).
Nitrogen helps to promote robust leafy green growth.
Phosphorus is essential for flower and fruit development, while potassium plays a role in the overall plant resilience, nutrient utilization, root growth, and photosynthesis.
39. Open Pollinated
Open-pollinated seeds are seeds from a plant that reproduce through open pollination.
This simply means that the plant must rely on things like insects or the wind to pollinate its flowers and reproduce.
Open-pollinated seeds result in greater diversity because pollination can occur involving multiple other plants, rather than just the parent plant, which is what happens with self-pollinated plants.
Unlike open-pollinated seeds, the plants don’t require any external agent to pollinate them and will automatically flower and fruit on their own.
40. Organic Gardening
This type of gardening focuses on growing healthy plants by the most natural and safe means possible.
As an organic gardeners and farmers practicing this gardening, you must avoid the use of toxic, chemical, or synthetic fertilizers and pesticides.
Rather, the soil and plant health should be supported with things like compost, manures, integrated pest management, beneficial insects, and natural soil amendments.
This is a gardening term that simply means plants that can grow or live for more than two years.
In freezing climates, perennials may appear to die back in the winter but will regrow in the spring.
Permaculture is a principle that focuses on the intentional, careful design and maintenance of agriculturally-productive ecosystems including the garden spaces so that they can mimic the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.
Perfect examples of permaculture principles include water harvesting, rewilding of spaces, composting, regenerative agriculture, and community resilience.
Pollinators refers to anything that can aid in the transfer of pollen between plants or flowers.
Some of these pollinators include bees, butterflies, birds, bats, insects, the wind, humans, or other animals.
Majority of plants rely on these pollinators to successfully reproduce and produce edible crops.
Polyculture refers to the practice of growing many types of plants in one garden bed, container, or space including a mix of companion plants.
By growing a wide variety of plants help to create biodiversity in your garden.
It also attracts beneficial insects, and reduces the chances of widespread devastation by pests or disease that typically inflict the same crop.
It also helps to balance the nutritional demand placed on soil.
45. Potting Up
Potting up can be defined as the act of moving a plant from a smaller container into a larger one.
This is done to seedlings as they are growing bigger in order to avoid the roots from bounding and also stunting.
This is also applicable to houseplants or other potted plants you can think of.
Propagation can be defined as the process of growing or creating new plants through different varieties of methods.
It also includes seeds, cuttings, grafts, or other plant parts.
47. Root Bound
A root bound is a gardening term that is used to describe a plant, shrub or a tree that is growing too small in the container.
Such a situation can cause stunts in plant growth.
Though, some of the root bound plants can recover when being put into a larger container or the ground while in most cases, it causes the plant to have a permanent stunted growth.
This refers to an underground stem that grows horizontal from the nodes instead of growing vertically like most other plants.
Such plants include Ginger, turmeric.
Though, mint is a notoriously invasive plant because it spreads through vigorous underground rhizomes.
49. Season Extender
Season extender is a gardening term that describes any structure or tool used to protect plants from harsh conditions thereby extending their growing season.
They are mostly used in place of a shelter against frost.
Though, it can also be applied to things that deflect extreme heat and sun, such as shade cloth.
Examples include cold frames, cloches, greenhouses, and hoops that support various row covers material like plastic or frost blankets.
50. Sheet Mulch
This is a process of mulching an area with wide and fairly solid sheets of material, such as cardboard, burlap, newspaper, rolls of painters paper, or synthetic materials like plastic or landscape fabric.
This type of mulching is known to provide similar benefits as classic mulching, but can be longer-lasting and even more effective at smothering weeds.
It is good for pathways, large open spaces, preparing the soil in a new garden space, covering soil over winter, or smothering the grass.
51. Soil Amendments
This refers to those materials that are added to the soil to increase its health, nutrient content, moisture retention, and soil structure.
Natural soil amendments include things such as dried plant or animal material (e.g. alfalfa meal, kelp meal, neem meal, bone meal, or crustacean meal), compost, worm castings, lava rock or perlite, peat moss, greensand, granular fertilizers, and rock dust.
This is most seen in the northern hemisphere.
It is the ideal choice of gardening that maximizes sun exposure in all seasons and throughout the day.
By south-facing we mean the garden space is located in an area that can receive unobstructed sun from the south which is the direction where there is most sunlight emanating from.
Planting a garden along the northern side of a house or fence would be the opposite of south-facing.
If you are a gardener that resides in the northern part of any country, you can try this type of gardening.
53. Succession Planting
This is a type of a gardening term that refers to the continually planting of new seeds or seedlings in a staggered timeframe over a growing season.
The goal of succession planting is usually to offset harvest dates to provide a slower, continual harvest over many months instead of all large amounts of crops maturing all at one time.
This method is especially effective with quick-developing vegetables like radishes, bush beans, or baby greens.
By thinning, we mean the process of separating or reducing the number of plants in one space or container.
For instance, by cutting out or gently pulling apart extra seedlings that are too crowded.
By doing good thinning practices and spacing will help to promote fast and healthy growth.
This is the process of relocating plants from one location to another.
This is mostly seen with young seedlings.
They are taken out of their starter containers and planted outside.
You can also refer to the process of planting a tree, or potting a plant from a small container into a larger one.
56. Top Dressing
This is a gardening term that is used to describe the act of applying amendments or fertilizer to the top of the soil.
It is the opposite of tilling the soil.
This is a type of a gardening term that describes a plant that germinates and grows with little to no help from the gardener.
They usually grow from a plant that went through the general vicinity.
However, birds or other animals also spread these kinds of seeds.
CEC which simply means Cation Exchange Capacity.
It is a measure of how much fertilizer your soil can hold and release over time.
When there is a high CEC, it is good because it means your soil will hold a lot of fertilizer.
Examples of such soil includes clay soils
It has a high CEC.
Also, a low CEC means you will have to fertilize more often.
Sandy soils are known to have low CEC.
59. Drought Resistant
Plants that can withstand periods with little to no supplemental water when planted and established in the landscape are referred to as Drought Resistant plants.
No plant in a pot is truly drought resistant as they all need some water.
So, all plants will need to be watered while getting established.
If you are a gardener, you are most likely to run into this term when growing houseplants since several popular varieties fit into this category.
An epiphyte refers to a plant that attaches itself to another plant for support.
They are unique from potted house plants because they do not send all of their roots down into the soil; rather, their roots grow above ground and absorb nutrients from the air and rain.
Some common types of epiphytes are air plants and Phalaenopsis orchids.
Fertilizing simply means adding nutrition to your plants using either commercial or non commercial fertilizers or compost.
There are different types of fertilizers such as:
A. Controlled Release Fertilizer
It is also called Time Release Fertilizer.
This type of fertilizer comes in pellets which is an improved version of Slow Release Fertilizer.
This fertilizer is released based on soil temperature itself not microbe action and tends to be more exact than Slow Release Fertilizer.
B. Heavy Feeders
It is mostly used on plants that need a lot of fertilizer for optimal performance.
Regular applications of fertilizer are necessary for continued performance.
C. Light Feeders
It is mostly used on plants that do not need a lot of fertilizer for optimal performance.
So, an over feeding of these Light Feeders can cause toxicity.
This is the ratio of Nitrogen to Phosphorus to Potassium in a fertilizer.
These elements are the main nutrients required by plants.
E. Slow Release Fertilizer
This fertilizer comes in pellets and is slowly released based largely on microbes which are more or less active based on soil temperatures.
F. Time Release Fertilizer
This is also called Controlled Release Fertilizer.
This fertilizer comes in pellets and is an improved version of Slow Release Fertilizer.
It is released based on soil temperature itself (not microbe action) and tends to be more exact than Slow Release Fertilizer.
G. Trace Elements
These are the nutrients that plants need in small amounts.
Examples of these trace elements include Boron, Copper, Iron, Manganese, Molybdenum, and Zinc.
These elements are usually included in most commercial fertilizers.
H. Water Soluble Fertilizer
This fertilizer can either come in liquid form or come in crystal form.
It is usually dissolved in water.
It is a substance applied to the top of the soil around plants.
It can be organic or inorganic and may serve several different purposes.
Mulch is often made of bark or compost.
It helps to retain the soil’s moisture, decreases weeds, and reduces erosion.
It also helps to cool plant roots, and adds organic matter.
It increases the attractiveness of the landscape, and protects plants from adverse winter conditions.
When it comes to watering the plants, it differs somewhat on how much water they require and will generally fall into 5 categories.
These categories are most relevant for plants in containers but also apply to in ground plantings.
Water only when the soil is quite dry. Plants that prefer dry conditions may be susceptible to root rot disease if kept too wet.
Dry plants will need little to no supplemental water once established if they are planted in the ground.
B. Dry To Normal
Water when the top of the soil in a pot is dry to the touch but err on the side of dry rather than wet.
While these plants will be more tolerant of moist conditions than Dry plants they still do not like constantly moist soil.
Dry to Normal plants will need little to no supplemental water once established if they are planted in the ground.
Water when the top of the soil in a pot is dry to the touch.
For in ground plantings they will need some supplemental water if there is an extended dry spell but will not need constant watering.
D. Normal To Wet
Water when the top of the soil in a pot is dry to the touch but err on the side of wet rather than dry.
Plants that like Normal to Wet conditions will prefer that the soil be constantly moist and will not tolerate dry soils well. These plants are often good planted at pond edges.
For ground plantings you will need to provide an inch of water each week if mother nature doesn’t do it for you.
These plants need soil that is constantly moist to wet.
Plants in the wet category also will do well on pond edges or as pond plantings.
They do not tolerate dry soils.
64. Organic Gardening
This method of gardening is based on building a healthy, living soil through composting and using supplemental nutrients from naturally occurring deposits.
The basic principle is to feed the soil so the soil will feed the plants.
Healthy plants are better able to resist pests and disease thus reducing the need for control. If control is needed, cultural and mechanical methods are used first.
65. Dead Heading
The act of removing spent flowers or flowerheads for aesthetics, to prolong bloom for up to several weeks or promote re-bloom, or to prevent seeding
The beginning of growth in seeds, the action of sprouting, budding or shooting, above the soil.
This occurs whenever a plant or seed begins to vegetate into leafy young plants.
The breaking of dormancy in seeds or the sprouting of pollen grains deposited on a stigma.
67. Hardiness Zone
The geographical zone where certain plants grow best in that particular climate.
The hardiness zones show the average annual minimum temperature ranges for a specific area.
Awareness of your growing zone helps you know which fruit trees will survive outdoors or if you must bring containers inside during cold months.
However, hardiness zones are not a good indicator of summer temperatures.
68. Vertical Gardening
Growing plants vertically up structures rather than allowing the plant to sprawl along the ground.
Vertical gardening allows more sunlight and air to reach the plant, which helps the plant be more productive.
This is a common ingredient in potting soil. It is made from mica rock.
It helps to absorb water, makes the soil loose and friable, and adds potassium, calcium, and magnesium.
It also retains more moisture than perlite.
70. Square Foot Gardening
This is an intensive gardening method based on planting in one-foot grids.
Though, using this method is dependent on the fruit, flower, herb, or vegetable size.
A certain number of seeds or transplants are planted in each square.
1. What Are The Terms For Plant Growth?
The terms are generalized under these four stages: seed, germination, growth, and harvest.
The seed stage doesn’t need to be explained in detail.
Basically, this is the stage in the plant’s growth cycle that is responsible for reproduction of the plant.
2. What Is A Garden Aesthetic Called?
Gardencore is an aesthetic centered around gardens, this aesthetic is closely related to Cottagecore and bloomcore.
Gardencore also features greenhouses or Victorian-style gardens, the gardens don’t always have to be complicated and large, they can be small as well.
3. What Are The Elements Of A Garden?
There are five primary elements of design: mass, form, line, texture and color.
Of these, mass, form and line are the main tools used to organize space in a landscape.
4. What Are The Three Types Of Gardening?
The most common vegetable garden structures are in-ground gardens, container gardens, and raised bed gardens.
In-ground gardening consists of planting veggies directly in the ground, while container gardening involves using portable above-ground containers to grow plants.
5. What Is The Key To Successful Gardening?
The biggest factor in growing produce like a boss is the quality of your soil.
For smaller home gardeners the fastest and easiest path to better soil in raised beds.
They give you efficient spacing, excellent soil quality and are easier to maintain than traditional gardening methods.
6. What Is The Main Purpose Of Gardening?
Gardening improves endurance and strength, reduces stress levels and promotes relaxation.
It can also provide stimulation and interest in the outdoors.
Just being in the garden can create a sense of well-being.
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