Imagine picking your own flowers or eating the vegetables from your own garden. Gardening can be a fun hobby, as you plant flowers and watch them grow. The three most important things for a plant are soil, sunlight, and water. You’ll want to pick a good spot for your garden, check to see if the soil is right, and make sure your plants get enough water. There are other things you might need to do for your plants, but for first time gardeners willing to give their garden a little care, there are some plants that are very easy to grow.

SOIL: Plants need good soil to grow. If the soil sticks together too much, it probably has a lot of clay in it. That’s not good for plants, because water won’t be able to move through the soil. If it doesn’t stick together at all, it won’t hold the nutrients that your plant will need. The best soil will have clumps, but will crumble in your hands. Loam is the best kind of soil. It’s not too sticky and not too sandy. To make your soil into loam, you may have to add sand or clay to your soil.