Joanna Gaines Shares Her Best Gardening Secret

Posted by Staff Reporter ( on May 03, 2016 07:20 AM EDT
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HGTV's "Fixer Upper" host Joanna Gaines recently shared her best gardening secrets. On her blog, the host revealed that she was never into gardening. However, this changed some four years ago when she got stuck moving into a house-flip with her husband Chip.

One of the first things she realized when it comes to gardening is that one should always start small. A small and simple garden with starter plants that are not very difficult to grow is always the key to learning how to garden successfully.

"Herbs really don't require much care and are great for beginners. Just start with one or two that you love in the kitchen windowsill, when they'll get light and you won't neglect them because they'll be there every time you go to the sink," Gaines wrote on her blog.

The TV host also recommends planting other starter plants like rose bushes and tomatoes. After you've mastered growing starter plants, you can now move on to planting more complicated plants. Gaines also recommends raising of farm animals and added that one of her favorite animals is goat.

Lastly, the "Fixer Upper" host said that when gardening or growing animals, it is always important to remember to have as many people in your house be involved with the activity. With Gaines, she asks her kids to help out in their garden sometimes.

"Being with my kids in the dirt, watching them learn the lessons the garden has to offer, and reaping the reward has been so worth the time spent," she said.

Now that you have all of these valuable tips and advice, what are you still waiting for? Make sure to start gardening now and always remember to start small. With this, you are guaranteed that you will have a more beautiful outdoor space.

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