You may think that gardening can be as easy as you expect because you can only think of the plants that want to be planted in your garden, but more than that, know the soils of your garden well whether the soil is too dry or not is the first thing that should be done and checked by you. When the garden soil is found too dry, then it means that your plants are not healthy enough and it is possible for your seeds and plants can die, but if the garden soil is found too wet then they will rot as well. A test can be done by you to know the soil condition and it is important to be done before planting any plants there.
To test the soils of your garden, the first thing needed to do is that a small patch of your soil should be dug up to about the depth of a trowel and it should be dug about six or eight inches. After that, a handful of soil can be gathered from the middle of the dig and your hand should be squeezed tightly while your hand is opened. By doing this, you can see how the reaction of the soils that can be squeezed as well but it falls as soon as you squeeze then it is a sign that your soils are too dry.
The peat moss and compost can be added and they should be watered regularly and if they can shape as a ball that can be held together, so next step will be ready to be done by you. Now, for the wet garden soils sign can be indicated when your fingers are pressed against the ball and the ball still holds together continuously with the molds shaping of your fingers. Wait for them to dry, but when they are pressed they can be cracked and even crumbled. Well, get ready for digging up your garden and the soil amendments can be added and you are ready for planting.
After you know the soils of your garden, an organic fertilizer should be added when the plants are planted and the fertilizer will be added because if the soils are good fixed with the good fertilizer so your garden will be perfect when the plants grow. Gardening is not always easy because the plants you choose to be planted will always determine if the garden will be easy to be maintained or not. However, do not be unconfident because everyone can have a beautiful garden filled with the healthy plants.
When you the garden soils are right, you are allowed to be started for gardening and what your plants need can be understood by you. The other important thing that should be kept in your mind is what your plants will need in their growth time, there are three main things that should be concerned with; Potassium, Phosphorous, and Nitrogen. Your plants will be provided with strength so the disease can be resisted and they can survive well by the Potassium, while your plants can also be made full and leafy by Nitrogen and your plants’ fruit and flowers production will be stimulated by Phosphorous.
It’s also important to consider sterilizing your garden soil in case it is necessary. After you test and understand the soils in your garden, it will not be difficult anymore to do any kind of gardening activity. Good luck in gardening and may your garden be beautiful and healthy!