There is a level zero for every garden skill, but most books and garden shows don’t start there.
Here are a few basic rules to help us focus on what is really important when just starting out.
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Ever bought a great looking book about gardening, but after the temporary hit of ‘I’m so gonna make a start’ it soon ends up another pretty shelf ornament on the alter of ‘too hard; too much to learn’? What you are missing is Level Zero.
Once you are confident, it is time to dive in and have a crack. Pick your season and make a start. There are vegie families to meet, flowers for pollinators to plant, and lots of great easy tips and tricks to try. Please ask questions in the comments - it helps us to decide what to write about and how to best help you.
We are tool nerds, no doubt about it. Starting out though, you don't need near so many, and can spend way too much on ...stuff. Here are the absolute essentials tools that are often hard to find, last and last, work like a champion, and look mighty good doing it. On the second tab are also some super handy skills to help you.