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I’m a gardening expert – there’s three essentials you need to grow a flower garden and it costs less than you think

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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.

There are three essential tips to planting a cut garden

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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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