A CUT garden requires three basic elements – and money isn’t one of them.
Planting dahlias, zinnias, and alstroemeria are a great first step for new cut gardeners.
A cut garden is specifically planted with the intention of harvesting the flowers. You’ll want to plant flowers that you’ll use to make bouquets and other arrangements.
It’s important, then, to pick flowers to plant that will work well together in a bouquet. Take into consideration different scents, textures, and colors when thinking about what to plant.
It could be helpful to visit local nurseries or even peruse catalogs for various flowers and plants in different colors.
Gardens like these differ from landscaping even other gardens for harvest in that the require different basics.
READ MORE GARDENING STORIES
I’m a gardening expert – how to grow your potatoes without spending money
I’m a gardening expert – how to refresh a patchy lawn and make it super green
But to succeed in planting a cut garden, you’ll need three basics: good soil, sunshine, and time.
Generally, the soil needs to be well-worked before any seeds can be planted.
It’s also a good idea to plant your seeds inside near a windowsill, especially if you’re in a cooler climate.
Another key component to a successful cut garden is adding humus to the soil.
Most read in Fabulous
Royal fans spot awkward moment Meghan Markle tries to get involved at the polo
I trained my F-cup boobs to go braless – I never wear one & they aren’t saggy
MIND THE GAP
I'm 76 & my man is 19… trolls say I look like his grandma, but we're in love
TATT'S GOT TO HURT
I have tattoos all over but people are stunned when I show them one area
We had just 13p 5 years ago & told 9 kids had to be split in 2 homeless hostels
Bye bye belly
I’m a plus sized style guru – how to hide your stomach easily and fashionably
Humus is compost and other organic materials that cannot be broken down further. It tends to be rich in nutrients while also retaining moisture in the soil.
Flowers should be harvested regularly to maintain the garden.
Read More On The Sun
Anna Duggar holds back tears & storms out of court after Josh is sentenced
SAVING FOR SLAUGHTER
School shooter ‘told Wendy’s co-workers he was saving $4K to buy GUNS’
Some will need to be cut more frequently than others, as the frequent harvesting will help them grow faster.
Be sure to maintain your garden with the proper gardening tools.
We pay for your stories!
Do you have a story for The US Sun team?
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 212 416 4552. Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TheSunUS and follow us from our main Twitter account at @TheSunUS