We’ve all heard it before – just start with what you’ve got. Gardens are good for that, but the advice misses a step. Look at what you’ve got first.
How much sunshine does the place I want to grow have? How do I got water there? Can I dig into the ground ? Do I have any idea what’s been there before ? Maybe I’m better off starting with pots. How much time do I want to give the project ?
Maybe watching seeds grow into sprouts to throw into a salad is best. Maybe a pot of herbs. Thing with container growing is that because there’s not loads of soil, they tend to dry out quickly in the warmer months. Keep a eye on it through and manage it, no problems.
This happy snap of pots some years back was my first ever garden. Note the mulch to regulate soil temperature and to combat moisture loss. Northfacing space, so it was bathed in light all day. Edged area to keep the grass out of the pots.
And the K.I.S.S. ? Keep It Simple Silly. As a self taught gardener of only a few years, there’s gold in those words. Learn as you grow, take notes, read and visit.
Min thing is to enjoy the adventure of growing an edible garden.