If you are like most gardeners and gardening enthusiasts, you are probably confused about what to plant to bring your dream backyard to life. Truth be told, there are so many choices and it can be quite overwhelming to decide what to plant in each season and especially in winter.
Some gardeners have so many ideas flooding in their minds that they forget to think soundly and decide responsibly. You need to be very intentional about what you grow in your garden to get the best possible results.
When deciding what to plant, ask yourself these questions: Can these plants really survive in my garden? Is my garden’s atmosphere ideal for my dream crops?
How to Decide Which Plants to Grow in Your Garden
Undeniably, deciding what to plant in your garden is one of the most important decisions you have to reflect on as a gardener— it is daunting too. The fact that there are multitudes of options to look at can be enticing and can at the same time drain your energy.
During my gardening consultations, I encourage my clients to decide strategically and think soundly about their plants before ordering their seeds. While some make their order first before finalizing a decision, I highly recommend making a decision and be more deliberate. I believe this will indeed lead to better gardening results.
Here are the simple tips for deciding what to grow in your garden.
1. Examine Your Life
You have to reflect and think about your grocery shopping, eating habits, and cooking. In that way, you will know what kind of plants you should grow in your garden. Also, you must consider what your family wants and needs to eat on a daily basis. Practicality is the most important element in decision-making.
If your kids are obsessed with potatoes and carrots, then you may include those in your list. If your husband loves recipes with abundant spices, why not add them to your list too? Your garden should have a variety of options so that you and your family can mix and match for every day’s meals.
2. Pick Some Vegetables
If are gardening because you feel the need to improve your health, then you should include green leaves in your garden. In that way, you can cook healthier meals without having to spend a lot of money. Consider the vegetables that are most important to you and grow them in your garden.