Garden care doesn’t have to take up all your spare time. Perhaps the main reason some new gardeners fail is that they don’t pay attention to the garden often enough.
You need to know the how, why and when of taking care of your garden, but you also need to stroll through your garden every few days and just look around. That way you will notice if seedlings are parched or the hostas are getting eaten by slugs.
The key is to discover problems in time to do something about them – before they get out of control and turn into major chores that take over your weekend. Here are links to answers to many garden care questions.
Basics – climate, tools, shopping for plants
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