With spring coming (hopefully sooner than later) it’s time to start planning that garden! Whether you’re a first time, or seasoned gardener you will love these gardening tips.
Use Cages When Planting Tomatoes
This will help your tomatoes to grow up instead of spreading out horizontally. The vertical growth helps with pest and diseases, saves room in your garden, and makes for an easier harvest!
Use Plastic Wraps to Insulate Tomatoes
Tomatoes thrive in hot weather, but the weather isn’t always perfect, so the plastic wrap traps in the heat for better growing conditions.
Observe and Be Familiar with the Area You Are Going to Plant
Know the size, how much sun and wind exposure it gets, the type of soil, etc. This way as you plan what to plant you will have a much better idea about looking for plants that will grow best in those conditions.
Use Packing Peanuts at the Bottom of Your Pots
This allows for good drainage, and helps you to fill the pot without having to use so much soil (so it saves you money). Just make sure to use a layer of landscape fabric to prevent the soil from slowly seeping to the bottom.
Right Amount of Watering
Both overwatering and underwatering are bad for the plants you are growing. Don’t just trust your eye…read the labels to make sure each plant is getting the right amount water.
Control the Bugs
Pests can be very detrimental to the growth of your plants. Make sure you are paying attention to the bugs in your garden and taking the proper measures to get rid of them.
When Planting Corn Have at Least 3 Rows
They don’t have to be long rows, but for some reason corn just grows better when it is planted in at least 3 rows.
Prepare the Soil Before-Hand
Make sure you prepare your soil before planting for the best results. The best way to do this is to add some good organic matter the the soil.
Make Sure Your Carrots are Spaced Well
If carrots are on your garden list this year there are a few things you want to remember. First carrots do better if you plant them straight into the ground rather than starting them out in a pot. Second if you want big and good carrots make sure to give them plenty of room, which means 8 to 12 inches apart.
Use Leftover Egg Shells in Your Garden
Grind up your eggshells into a powder and sprinkle it into your garden for a calcium boost.