6 Common Gardening Mistakes Everyone Does


Gardening can be difficult sometimes, especially if you’re new to it, or coming back to it after a long hiatus. Mistakes will be made, it’s unavoidable, but don’t give up! Here’s a small guide on the usual mistakes people make when starting their own garden. I can promise, it’s worth the read and may help more than you think.

Whether you’re new or experienced, read on below, you might learn something new, or remember something forgotten.


Harvesting at the wrong time

Some gardeners harvest too early or too late. To avoid committing this mistake you have to know the right time to harvest your plants. You should know what the veggies looks like when they are ready to harvest.

Not cleaning the garden

It is important to keep your garden clean to avoid the growth of pests and diseases. Clean your garden at least twice a week. Always check your garden, if you see fallen foliage and infected leaves pick them up. If you see weeds in the garden pull them out by your hands, make sure to pull the roots out too.

Not composting

Some gardeners do not use compost in their garden. There are a lot of reasons why you should use compost. When you use compost you will not only reduce the waste from your home or in your garden, compost can also help improve your garden soil. When you have a healthy garden soil your plants will also become healthy.

Not taking care of the soil

Take care of your garden soil and enrich it. Add compost or mulch to enrich your garden soil.

Enrich your garden soil so that your plants will get the right nutrients that they need.

Not solving garden problems immediately

Weeds and insects are the main problems in the garden. Get rid of them before they destroy your garden.


Overcrowding or planting too much in your garden is one of the most common mistakes committed by gardeners. When you plant too many in the garden, your plants will not grow properly. Plants need different amount of space for them to be able to grow properly.

Make sure to provide your plants the right amount of space they need so that they will not compete with each other for light, water, and nutrients.


Hopefully this list helped you as much as it helped me, some of these I didn’t even realize were mistakes! For a few more tips and tricks, follow this link here .freshorganicgardening.com/12-gardening-mistakjes Something to remember, we are never too experienced that even the most novice of students can teach us something new.


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