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How to Stock the Right Gardening Supplies

Starting and maintaining a garden can be challenging. Make sure you have the supplies you need to help you reap a large harvest.


  • Step 1: Assess your property Assess your property's growing conditions. How much sun, shade, and wind will your garden get? Select the plants for your garden according to how well-suited they are for these conditions.
  • Step 2: Buy seeds Buy quality seeds from a reputable garden supplier for your garden. Cheap seeds are less likely to yield your desired results.
  • Step 3: Set up a composter Set up a composter to produce a continuous supply of compost for your garden.
  • TIP: Use topsoil to enrich the existing soil, especially for sandy soil or clay.
  • Step 4: Use insecticide Add insecticide to your stock of supplies when a pest problem arises. Make sure to use insecticides that are aimed at your specific pest problem and that will not damage your garden.
  • Step 5: Fertilize Fertilize your garden. Fertilizer is one of the most important gardening supplies. Use an organic, granular fertilizer with a nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium mix of 15-15-15 or 20-20-20.
  • TIP: Get a soil test to determine whether you need to add anything to the soil or need to use a different fertilizer mix.
  • Step 6: Enjoy your garden Enjoy your garden knowing that you've stocked all the supplies you need to keep it blooming, bountiful, and beautiful.
  • FACT: According to the National Corn Growers Association, the United States produced over 334 million metric tons of corn in 2009.

You Will Need

  • Seeds
  • Composter
  • Compost
  • Insecticide
  • Fertilizer
  • Hose or sprinkler system
  • Topsoil (optional)
  • Soil test (optional)

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