Oh, How Does Your Garden Grow?

green watering can in green house

Gardening fanatics are always excited to get their plants and shrubs down as soon as the seasons twist from stone cold to acceptably moderate. But, for many first time gardeners (welcome, by the way), there can be issues you encounter during your first growing season.

It’s easy to get discouraged and start to neglect your grow, but if you’re really passionate about creating a lush garden, perhaps all you need it a little advice. Here are some reasons why your garden may not be growing as you hoped it would. 

Not Enough Sunlight

Everyone learned back in Primary School that plants need the sun to grow, so the amount of sunlight should be the first thing you check out when getting to the bottom of your growing struggles. If obstacles are blocking the sun at peak hours, you can move the grow area to somewhere more exposed. 

However, if it’s not possible to reposition the greenhouse or patch, consider using a grow light, which you can find by following this link: https://www.amazon.com/100W-LED-Grow-Light-Bulb/dp/B07H9W1TSZ. You’ll need to hook it up to a bulb socket, but once this is done, it will provide the necessary sunlight through all growing stages. 

Too Much Water

Overwatering causes your plants to drown, lose the ability to absorb necessary nutrients, and also rot the whole plant, killing it before it gets the chance to thrive. 

There’s a fine line between too much water and not enough, and this also varies between plants, which isn’t ideal for first-timers growing multiple plants at once. You can notice the signs of overwatering by spotting wilting and brown leaves and root rot. If possible, you can install an irrigation system, but this may be too expensive for beginners, so keep an eye on your soil in the meantime. 


Unlike other issues, infestations are much easier to spot. You’ll see holes nibbled in the leaves and stems, but the damage isn’t just on the surface. 

The gaps in the plant can lead to infections through bacteria or a virus, which will affect growth. These infestations will also put the plant under stress, which just like in people can be harmful to its growth. 

The Wrong Fertiliser 

Using the wrong fertiliser for your plants causes a whole host of troubles. You risk the roots not getting enough nutrients and therefore putting stress on them, making them susceptible to other problems. If your plants are getting enough sunlight, the right amount of water, and are free from infestations, the problem could be the fertiliser.

You’ll need to get your soil checked with local companies or use a handy fertiliser testing kit if you don’t want the hassle of paying for the service. Using such options will give you an idea of where you are going wrong and how you can fix it. 

Now Does Your Garden Grow?

Like anything, you’ve got to give it time to learn the ins and outs, the secrets, the clever tricks to being successful in your new hobby. So don’t get discouraged if your plants don’t bloom immediately. Often, it’s all about patience and learning from your mistakes, and next time, you’ll have such a marvellous garden, you’ll never want to leave it. 

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