Morgan, Ohio
6550 Hamilton Scipio Rd
Okeana, OH 45053
(513) 756-9700

Garden Supplies & Tips for Beginners June 13, 2017

Morgan, Butler
Garden Supplies & Tips for Beginners, Morgan, Ohio

With summer just around the corner, you should consider taking up a rewarding new hobby—gardening! In the sections below, Baker Hardware, a trusted and dependable hardware store in Okeana, OH, offers some useful gardening tips for beginners. To help you outfit yourself for your new hobby and develop your green thumb, they carry a terrific selection of garden supplies, power tools, and hand tools of all types.

Gardening Tips for Beginners

Tools You Need

Garden suppliesA few basic garden supplies will let you handle almost any gardening task. You'll need a spade or a fork to turn the earth you plan to seed, and a rake to level the soil and clear debris away. A hand trowel for weeding and pruning shears for trimming growth are invaluable tools, and you'll need hedge clippers if you plan to cultivate shrubbery. A sturdy garden hose, a watering can, and a wheelbarrow or supply cart finish out the list of important equipment and hand tools.

Flowers to Grow

If you plan a flower garden, choose flower species known to grow well in the Midwest. Hardy geraniums, black-eyed Susans, and coneflowers have large, colorful flowers that will brighten your garden. Hydrangeas and Russian sage have small, delicate, light-colored blooms that provide a color counterpoint to their gaudier cousins. For a sweet-smelling garden, choose aromatic aster and its fall-blooming companion, goldenrod.

Vegetables to Grow

To create a continual harvest for your table, succession planting of vegetables is the way to go. In Ohio, radish, lettuce, and turnips grow well and take only 25 to 40 days from planting to harvest. Spinach and kohlrabi take a bit longer, at 40 to 50 days. Broccoli, cucumbers, and certain beans mature in 60 to 70 days, while carrots and cabbage take 2.5 months. By planting these crops at the same time, you can guarantee a succession of tasty, homegrown vegetables for mealtime as they come to maturity throughout the summer.

Baker Hardware, the leading garden supplies and hardware store in Okeana, OH, offers a wide selection of everything you'll need to cultivate flowers and vegetables this summer. Visit their website for location details, or call (513) 756-9700 to speak with a friendly sales representative about your gardening needs.

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