Raising a garden can be a very healthy and exciting pastime as you wait for and watch the seeds that you planted mature into food that you can eat. One thing you need to know is that you have to sometimes plants well in advance of the season to ensure that your crop will grow. Nothing beats it, and the benefits of planning will be even better results. As with anything else, experience will lead you down certain paths of knowledge. Doing some preparatory work by getting organized can only help you get your initial gardening work out of the way. One other thing, try to avoid biting off more than you can chew. Schedule certain times each day to work on your garden just a little bit so you don't get behind.
Many things can change in the winter but I including the acidity of the soil that you are using. Soil will be somewhere on the pH scale from alkaline to highly acidic. Almost everywhere on our planet there are plants growing somewhere. For many plants, especially vegetables, they like a high acidity level in the soil. Drier soil tends to be much more alkaline than acidic. Soil that is typically moist will be highly acidic depending upon the moisture content. Certain substances will allow you to increase the alkalinity of the soil or the acidity level. This approach is very useful for changing pH levels in your soil regardless of the climate or where you live. Think hard about building raised beds provided you want to grow your own vegetables. The blessings of this are numerous. One scenario to look at is building beds that are raised is almost a certain necessity for those climates that have colder temperatures. Veggies such as tomatoes would rather have soil that is on the warmer side. Thus, the sun will have more surface expanse to warm if the plant beds are higher. This type of planting bed approach is suggested for root crops. Vegetables like turnips, carrots, beets, onions, etc., will have their roots covered with a loose soil. Growing larger roots as well as having the means to grow more is what this refers to.
The next time you are out and see a garden that catches your eye, if possible go over and study it. You want to examine how the garden is organized. See if the plants are arranged in a special way according to specific groups and so forth. So for your own flower garden, think about an approach in which you keep flower colors together in groups. Outstanding reactions can be had when you group burgundies, violets, reds, pinks and various other colored flowers. Harmonizing by flower color and organizing them by how tall they are will give you a flower garden that is spectacular.
For those of you that are very interested in growing a garden, your desire do well will help you get everything done. Start with planting in wider rows, and see how much of an increase you have for trying out a smaller area.