Would You Like to Learn How to Start a Garden?
One thing about retirement is you start to look for things to do. Many people have wanted to garden throughout their lives, but never had the time to start a garden. Now that you have time, do you have the know-how? If you want to learn how to start a garden in retirement (or anytime in life, really), browse these articles below to get some great tips and tricks.
General Tips for How to Start a Garden
You just know that a website named “Common Sense Home” would have some fantastic tips on how to start a garden. The first four tips are the most important, and we’ll elaborate on them in the next two articles:
- What kind of a garden do you want? What do you want to grow in your garden?
- Where do you want to put your garden? Do you have a place for your garden?
- What type of garden beds do you want?
- What kind of gardening tools do you need?
Read the article below to delve into all 10 tips:
Want to learn how to start a garden, but not sure where to begin? In this post I’ll cover the basic steps of gardening, and provide links to more detailed information so you can garden with confidence and have fun doing it. Get ready to enjoy some of the best tasting fruits, vegetables and herbs you’ve even eaten.
How to Overcome Your Physical Limitations When Starting a Garden
This next article is actually an entire area of the University of Missouri’s agriculture website called “Gardens for Every Body.” It is a fun, interactive page that gives you tips on EVERY possible scenario you could think of! You can click on 7 different areas of an image of a garden that will then take you to specific and thorough information about:
- Container Gardening
- Raised Beds
- Trellis / Vertical Gardens
- Health and Safety
- Other Special Considerations (eg tips for those with visual impairment, arthritis, heart and lung problems, repetitive motion issues, wheelchairs, back problems)
- Gardening Tools
Click below to engage in a fun and very informative website to teach you how to start a garden in your retirement:
University of Missouri’s hub for information on every type of garden, with extra tips for people with different health considerations.
The Right Tools to Help You Start a Garden
Fair warning on this next article: it is from a supply company, so it naturally showcases items to buy. We add it here because it mentions really cool tools for you to use when starting your new garden, and gives great advice on what tools to use, such as: a really good pair of gloves, a high-tech garden kneeler, weeders, and even a way to sit, swivel and roll with a tractor scoot! Read below to choose what the right tools would be to use for your garden:
Gardening gets more difficult as we age. However, by using the right tools and techniques, gardening remains in reach at any age.
Sunrise Senior Living notes that the health benefits of starting a garden in retirement are numerous and include:
- Keeping physically active
- Making a regular connection with nature
- Boosting self esteem
- Strengthening muscles
- Lessening the effects of depression
Have fun starting your new garden! Don’t forget to heed gardening safety tips, and always carry your cell phone when gardening, in case of emergency.
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