Have you ever thought of starting a garden at home? Gardening was always one of those things that I thought was just beyond my abilities. Sure, I’ve managed to keep a bonsai alive and some cactus. But when it came to actually sustaining a garden and growing vegetables? I didn’t have much luck. Of course that still hasn’t stopped me in the past and won’t stop me this year as I have plans to try raised bed and container gardening. I’ve also thought about doing an herb garden indoors and possibly starting a butterfly garden with Squeaker. If you’re thinking of starting a garden, you’ve come to the right place! I’ve gathered together all of my best posts to form a beginner’s guide to gardening that you can refer to anytime you wish.

Have you thought about starting a garden at home? Be sure to check out my collection of posts in this beginner's guide to gardening.

This collection will be updated as time allows. I do have plans on writing several more gardening posts about butterfly gardening, flower gardening, raised bed gardening… The possibilities are seemingly limitless! But why all of the fuss about gardening?

Over the last few years home gardening has become an increasingly popular past-time and hobby.  In fact, studies show that home gardening is at an all time high in America right now.  In the United States, an estimated 8 out of 10 households take part in some type of home gardening activity.  Obviously from the number of people that are doing it, home gardening is one of the most popular recreational activities in the nation.

There isn’t much difference between home gardening and gardening anywhere else.  Plants still need to be planted in a good location.  The plants still need water and they still need the same nutrients.  Home gardening shouldn’t cause anyone to get nervous.  If you do decide to try home gardening and find out that you don’t have a green thumb, don’t get too discouraged.

Guide to Organic Gardening When to Start Planting a Garden
Is organic gardening really that much different than regular gardening? And is it worth the time and effort? Location matters when it comes to planting your garden and planning your garden. Here are some tips and advice for when to start planting your garden at home.
Planning a Vegetable Garden Starting an Herb Garden
Are you starting a garden at home this year? In this post, we're going to talk about planning a vegetable garden at home. Herb gardens are usually one of the first gardens of choice for a beginning gardener. Here are some tips and a free eBook about how to start an herb garden.


Gardening is one of America's favorite hobbies. Check out this beginner's guide to gardening to get started.