I’m a farmer – 5 mistakes first-time gardeners make, including why you shouldn’t plant everything at once
A FARMER has shared his list of the five mistakes many gardeners make when they’re just starting out.
His tips ranged from simple notes to why you shouldn’t plant everything at once.
TikTok user Farmer Froberg (@farmer.froberg) is a fourth-generation farmer and a military veteran.
He also spends his time as an agricultural educator and brings his knowledge to his online audience.
In a TikTok video, he shared five mistakes that gardening newbies often make.
Some were pretty easy to comprehend, while others were more complex.
“Number one, don’t just direct seed everything. Some plants prefer to be transplanted,” he said towards the beginning of the video.
The second mistake new gardeners often make is overwatering.
“To check to see if it’s time to water your established plants, dig around three inches down. And if the soil isn’t moist, don’t water, but if it’s dry, give it a good soaking,” he said.
The third tip pertained to not enough sunlight, and he explained that most plants require around eight hours of sun.
“Number four, quit planting everything at one time,” he declared.
For “cut and done” plants like lettuce, he recommended planting everything in weekly intervals, so you can harvest in weekly intervals.
The last mistake gardeners make is keeping bare soil covered in mulch.
Mulch is any material that is spread or laid over the surface of the soil and used for a covering.
Some good examples of mulch are straw, leaves, and wood chips.
Many people appreciated his advice and offered their own two cents.
“I make all these mistakes over and over. When will I learn?” a fan shared.
“Love the content and I take everything you say seriously,” another added.
“Can you go over which veggies to transplant and which to direct sow?” a viewer inquired.