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Starting a garden in the spring can be an enjoyable and rewardingSpringflowerblog experience. This is especially true if you are planting vegetables and fruits. Starting a spring garden requires a few basic steps.

Create a Plan for Your Garden

The first step is to create a plan for your garden. Do this by sketching out an accurate diagram of the space where you can plant. Determine your agricultural growing zone and the amount of light in each area. Use this information to find plants that are hardy in your zone and can thrive in the light available in your garden area. Take the space requirements for each plant into account. Your final design needs to show where everything will be planted.

Get the Soil Ready

The next step is to get your soil ready. Turn your soil to a depth of at least six inches in the entire garden area. Work in some fertilizer to enrich the soil. Water it and let it dry for a day. This allows all the nutrients to be absorbed while also creating a good environment for your seeds or seedlings. You can also add some compost to make the soil lighter.

plant-164500_640[1]Plant and Water Everything

Go out and plant everything. If you are gardening for the first time, then seedlings from a local nursery are the best option. Water the whole garden thoroughly and continue to do so until the plants take root and start growing. You can put shade cloth over the area in order to encourage better germination from your seeds and protect the young plants from pests and cold conditions at night.

Watch For Pests and Weeds

The final step is to watch for pests and weeds every day. Pull up any weeds you see and remove the roots completely. The weeds can be composted. Look for pests especially around the roots, under leaves and on the main stems of the plants. If you find any pests, then pull them off the plant and drop them into a bucket of water. Continue to do this throughout the growing season to have a healthy and successful garden.

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