Getting Started With Planting

Getting Started With Planting


Now that you have your new CedarCraft planter, and you’ve prepared the perfect soil to keep your plants growing healthy and strong, it’s time to start planting! This is one of the most exciting parts of gardening because it’s the beginning of life for your plants that will soon reward you with a bounty of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and blooms. 

With spring making its way to your yard, here’s what you need to know to start adding those seeds and sprouts to your soil!


For The Beginner Gardener

Your interest has been piqued and you’re starting your gardening adventure for the first time. There’s so much to learn! You may be feeling a little lost in the beginning. There’s no need to hesitate – jump right in with your new green thumbs!

Gardening can be a life-long learning process that often takes hands-on experience, but there are a variety of resources to help a budding gardener bloom. Start with a trip to your local nursery.

Your nursery gardeners love to talk about their passion and pass on their wealth of knowledge. They want to help foster that love of gardening in others. They are more than happy to answer all of your questions, point you in the right direction for information, and help you know what will grow best in your hardiness zone.

For your first few seasons you’ll want to start with transplants instead of starting your garden from seeds. Garden centers, nurseries, and horticulturist organizations will host spring plant sales. They’ve done all of the seed-to-sprout work for you and will tell you all that you need to know to keep them growing.

Some nurseries offer gardening classes to help you learn more about soil, how to transplant sprouts, and what to do when challenges arise. Check your local garden center website to see what might fit your needs.

Other new gardeners may want additional help. Some nurseries offer custom annual container gardens. You can drop off your CedarCraft planter and the landscape designers will create colorful, low-maintenance annual flower combinations that can bloom all summer long.


If you’ve thought about gardening for the first time but have hesitated to start because you’re unsure of what to do, don’t let time and the opportunity to garden pass you by. There are a variety of resources and people to help you out!

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