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If spring is luring you toward the garden and you areyearning to share your gardening knowledge with others, starting a garden blogcan be the way to go. Learn how to start a gardenblog with these easy garden blog tips!
Tips for Starting a Gardening Blog
So, you want to start your own blog about gardening butaren’t quite sure where to begin? The following tips should help:
Start with your passion
Does your mouth water at the thought of picking tomatoes still warm from the sun? Does a bright orange pumpkin peeking out from lush rows of squash make you catch your breath? Does your heart beat faster for flowers planted in a certain color scheme, like that of a rainbow pattern? Is your eye soothed by the order of an English garden?
Blog about gardening that excites you, and you will findthat others will take hold of your excitement and will want to read more. Beconsistent. It’s easy to make a gardening blog, but hard to keep the momentum.Challenge yourself to blog about gardening once a week. Just start by sharingthe things you love.
Include great pictures
Many successful writers who blog about gardening entice their readers with photos. Pictures that are crisp and clear are attention grabbers and make blog posts interesting. Photos included in your blog convey information in a quick, concise manner.
It will take a little time, but starting a gardening blogwill be more successful if it includes eye-pleasing images. Take lots ofpictures but include only the best. Pictures tell a story and you want yourimages to attract others to your gardening blog.
Find your voice
One of the biggest obstacles about starting a gardening blog is being real. Make your blog about gardening unique and transparent. Don’t be afraid to write about your failures as well as your successes. Don’t try and present yourself as something different than who you are.
The very nature of starting a gardening blog is about makingmistakes. Be genuine. This is your blog, so give it your spin, your truth. Andmake sure your blog has the proper grammar. You don’t want your audience to bedistracted from your gardening content by exhibiting poor grammar.
Starting a gardening blog is not much different than talkingto friends about how you love your life. Share your gardening passion with aclear, thoughtful voice through great pictures and true stories, and you willbe rewarded with readers who wait by the computer for your next post!
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Gardening & Google
Did you know gardening is one of the tops searched keywords on Google? When I do a Google search for gardening they give me 327 million results.
Here is what else I see right away. They have paid ads across the top of the page. At the bottom of the page, Google shows me 8 other keyword phrases that are the most popular.
I tell you this because it gives you the framework of how you could start a gardening blog and make money off of that just by describing what you’re doing with your garden hobby.
Google has gone to great lengths to establish an algorithm that tries to make businesses and content as local as possible. You can use this to your advantage when you start your gardening blog as I’m going to show you the rest of this article.
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What shape is your garden?
Garden planning starts with your garden shape. Is it long and thin, rectangular, square or wide and shallow?
The extra width of Sarah’s plot meant she was able to put the greenhouse on one side, halfway along. It’s serves as a charming focal point as well as for growing.
Sarah was particularly excited about planning the garden, because it was a double width plot. ‘All my life I’ve gardened in long, thin London gardens, so having the extra width was wonderful. But I had to think about how to break up the space differently.’
She decided to have one ‘long border’ on just one side, but to make it deep and generous. She is influenced by Great Dixter, where the Long Border looks good all year round.
‘I wouldn’t compare myself to Great Dixter,’ she says. ‘But I hope there is a Great Dixter-esque feeling about this border.’
One generous border along one side – a tribute to Great Dixter. Even if your garden is long and narrow (especially if it’s long and narrow!), one really good border on one side is better than two meagre ones on both sides. The pink flowers are Thalictrums ‘Black Stockings’, ‘Elin and flavum glaucum.
Growing a Successful Vegetable Garden
There is no mystery you need to know to grow a great vegetable garden.
If you're new to gardening
and this is your first veggie garden, I will help you avoid the common mistakes made by most beginner gardeners.
If you gave gardening a try at least once before with little success don't give up!
It is my mission to help all of you grow a successful crop of healthy vegetables that you will enjoy come harvest time.
Vegetable Gardening For Beginners
Okay! Let's get the ball rolling by giving you a mini overview of just a bit on what we will cover on my website.
This is the first mistake most beginner gardeners make. Yes, most people have a general idea what they want to grow, then head out to the back yard, dig a hole, and plant their favorite vegetable.
If luck isn't on their side (and it usually isn't), their plants will slowly whither and die.
So what did our beginner gardener do wrong? To learn the answer read this article on beginner gardening .
Fertilizing Your Garden
Everyone knows that all plants need fertilizer including our novice gardener. What most beginner gardeners don't know, is exactly what type of fertilizer to use, how much, how often, and on which vegetable plant.
To learn this mystery, I suggest you read this article on vegetable fertilizer.
Tomatoes are probably the most popular plant grown by gardeners. For beginner gardeners it appears to be the plant of choice.
It doesn't sound like it would be all that difficult to grow a tomato plant, and it isn't. That is, if you are aware of the many pit falls your tomato plant will experience from a young seedling to a full growth.
Learn how to keep you plants healthy to full maturity, and what is required to prevent spoiled and damaged tomatoes.
To find out more, read our article on growing tomatoes.
Is a method of growing vegetables if you have a small garden or no backyard garden at all.
If all you have is a patio or an apartment balcony, this method of growing vegetables may be just right for you.
Vertical gardening is also popular for gardeners who have back or knee problems.
If you want to learn more on this method of gardening and which are the best vegetable plants to grow, read this article on vertical gardening.
Raised Bed Garden
For all you beginner gardeners who have some garden space or even if you have a large area, a raised bed garden may be just right for you.
If your garden soil is barren (by that I mean has little or no nutrients), a raised bed garden is a perfect solution. Many experienced gardeners have at least one raised bed in their back yard. To find out why, read the article on raised bed garden.
Learn how to grow vegetables the organic way to keep you and your family safe from harmful pesticides that find there way into your vegetables.
To learn which are the best nutrients for your vegetable soil, read this article organic gardening.
Learn which are the good critters and which are the bad critters that will make short work of your vegetable plants and what you can do to get rid of them.
Garden pests come under three categories. Leaf eaters- Pests that love chomping away on your plants leaves. Sap suckers- Pest that get food from the sap of plants. And, Pests- that live in the soil and feed on plant roots and stems.
For more information on each category and how to get rid of them, read this article on vegetable garden pests.
They are the nightmare of any vegetable gardener. Every spring without fail, they are the first visitors to show up in your garden as soon as the frost leaves the soil.
Learn how to remove and control weeds. Three methods to kill them. And, what are the safest methods to use to protect you children and pets from contamination.
To find out more about what you can do, read this article on garden weeds.
These are just a few articles you will find on our site to help the beginner or novice gardener grow healthy and successful vegetable plants.
Because it soon will be vegetable planting time, now is the time to start growing seeds for planting when the time is right.
Remember, growing vegetables is rewarding, enjoyable, and your whole family can join in. Plus you get to eat "the fruit of your labor." What other hobby can say that?
Welcome to the wonderful world of vegetable gardening.