Top tips for getting a green thumb

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RENO, Nevada (KOLO) — It’s time to get those garden beds ready for the spring and summer harvest season. There are tips to ensure new gardeners have a bountiful growing experience.

Gardening can reduce stress and is a rewarding hobby. Northern Nevada is in gardening zone 7a, in this zone you can plant peas, kale, lettuce, broccoli and tomatoes. Urban Roots experts recommend buying good quality soil to ensure a good base for your vegetables.

It is also recommended to start small with perhaps one to three plants. This will allow new gardeners to really know what they are planting and their watering schedule. Now when you water, water gently and slowly to avoid overwatering and to keep the plants well hydrated.

A vegetable garden can also save you money on fresh produce by having this garden-to-table experience.

Deborah Hug is the farm manager at Urban Roots, and she mentioned the benefits of growing your food,

“Food systems are getting murky these days and knowing where your food comes from is really awesome. A good way to start doing that is to grow your own food, and you’re more and more interested in where other people come from. food. Then you can help support local farms,” Hug said.

Urban Roots also offers a Dead Plant Society and monthly gardening workshops for all ages.

For more tips on how to make your thumb green, click here.

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