Whether you’re into conventional or organic gardening, you need to know the basics of planting seeds at the right time. Essentially, different places would have different plants that are akin to their seasons, soil conditions, and climate. It would, therefore, be foolish to want to grow a tulip in the middle of the summer in some country, say, in the middle of the tropics. You need to be in Holland if your plan to reap any promise from those plants.

Know the plants that are native to your home

As tempting as it is to grow plants that are rare, it’s not easy to form miracles that defy the basic laws of nature. If you experiment in an indoor greenhouse by setting up artificial sunlight even if the temperature outside reads well below zero, you’ll be wasting a lot of money and energy on a plant that could have easily been grown halfway across the country.

The point of organic gardening is to make use of what nature has initially in store for you. Look at your home’s natural set up: the intensity of sunlight, the frequency of precipitation, the soil conditions, even the wind. There’s always bound to be one plant or another that fits healthily into your habitat. If you’re in a desert, think about growing healthy cactuses. Don’t attempt to disrupt the chain of nature by introducing an odd species that’s not bound to live long under the conditions anyway. It’s cruel to attempt to “give birth” to a sapling by planting seeds that have very little chances of survival. Remember, once you plant it from the seed, it’s now your responsibility to take care of it until it grows into an adult.