to get started in the garden one of the first things you need is some good tools, and you don’t want to make it complicated, it’s really easy, maybe a shovel and a nice little garden knife, it’s one of my favorite ones that I use in the garden, it makes it easy to be able to pick my weeds, cut through roots when I need to, and plant my plants and that’s all you need.
the end of a good garden knife will allow you to weed easily, now that you have your tools you need to know your zone.
So no matter where you live you can grow something great in your garden, first thing you need to know is where do you live, what hardiness zone are you in and where your house actually resides.
The u.s. is divided into different hardiness zones that’s based off the average winter temperatures, so depending on where you live it can help determine what plant will thrive, and when to start planting.
Each one of those has a different frost calendar, weaning when the frost starts and when the frost ends, and you need to know that so you know when to start your plants best.
The prime time to grow up asparagus or beets would be in summer in a zone 6 like Detroit Michigan, but in a zone 9 like Phoenix Arizona they may not survive, you can find your zone on the USDA’s website by typing in your zip code, and finally to get that garden going you need to know your microclimate.
Each backyard also has microclimates within it that vary from A to F, and that doesn’t mean that F is bad and you can’t grow on, it it just means it’s different, and you can grow different things at different times of the year.
Whether it’s a big backyard or even a small balcony and a microclimate where Sun hits all day is going to be hotter than it at micro climate, where something like a tree will cause afternoon shade, you can use microclimate maps to help decide where and what to plant.
So microclimates can make a huge difference in your garden, in a B zone we’ve got a plant that’s a cool-season plant that’s already started to bolt and go bitter, but if we move over to the E microclimate where we get filtered light underneath the tree, will actually find the same exact type of plant, that’s actually growing still small not bitter still sweet and you can extend the season of your cool-season vegetables in an e type microclimate.