For the Best Gardeners in the Cardiff Area

   Apr 28

Your Questions About Gardening

Thomas asks…

Does anyone have any gardening tips?

I have a small garden in my back yard, I live in MI, and we probably want to do sunflowers and cosmos and we are trying to find a vegetable that will grow well. We have tried carrots and corn and they don’t seem to grow well and we don’t want to do cucumbers. Also any other general tips for gardening?? Thanks!!
We tried lettuce too and that didn’t turn out to well either!!

GardenersCardiff answers:

Run, don’t walk, to your nearest library. There are loads of good books for beginning gardeners. I am from England now living in southern Ontario, Canada so I am not familiar with your climate and, therefore, unwilling to get into specifics about particular flowers and plants.

The one thing I would stress is that you MUST have good soil -can’t do a lot without it unless you are growing wildflowers. Once again a good book will help you with this.

Good luck. Hope you begin to enjoy gardening as much as so many of us do.

Ken asks…

any gardening tips for a beginner?

i want to start gardening because there are some really cool flowers and i live up in the mountains in colorado. we have a beatiful 3 story house and a view of the continential divide on one side and estes park on the other but we are missin one thing… COLOR so i want to start gardening. can neone tell me some easy flowers to grow to begin and can you tell me some tips and tricks for gardening??? i would also like to trade seeds via snail mail with people in other states so if u r interested please send me an email at

GardenersCardiff answers:

The key to successful gardening is good soil. Without it, you won’t grow much. Adding things like compost, manure, peat moss, grass clippings and such, then turn the soil and work the organic materials in to at least 15 inches down. If you like, you can take a soil sample to your local ag extension and they will test it and tell you exactly what you need. Good luck!! Gardening is awesome and addictive and keeps me sane. I’m not sure about what flowere advice to give you for your part of the country. But here’s a hint- most garden centers sell the plants that do the best in a given locale. Even if you don’t purchase the plants, you have an idea.

Paul asks…

Do you know any gardening tips I could use?

I am a 12-year-old gardener. I just planted 4 yellow tomato plants. I want to make sure I have a successful garden so do you have a tip or 2 for me?

GardenersCardiff answers:

Never water your plants in the heat of mid day…feed them in the mornings, or evenings, when it is cooler.


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