Planting crops in an area where you’ve never been before can be a little intimidating. You might have to deal with a different type of soil, different weather, maybe an entirely different climate. However, the things you need to do in order to get by properly are generally standard, and they should work regardless of where you go or what kinds of plants you wish to grow:
- Start by learning about the area as much as you can. Read up on the types of plants that grow there, take a sample of the soil and check the pH, check to see how much sand and clay there is in the composition of the soil, and take a look at the statistics regarding the climate, with special emphasis on sunlight, median temperature, humidity and the amount of annual precipitation.
- Next, decide on which plants you want to grow. Consider starting with plants and crops that are generally less picky and sensitive. You want to avoid having your crops die out after a few weeks or grow too slowly or too small.
- Think about what you have to do during the cold season. Some crops might not survive the freeze, so they’ll have to be protected. In other cases, you might deal with a situation where the plants and crops you’ve planted are not getting enough water or nutrients. Fertilizing with products from The Richlawn Company before winter and aerating your soil should help with that.