Say, what? Kill your plants? What exactly does that mean? In other words, sacrificing your plants is just a fancy word for killing them….At this point, you may be wondering why on Earth you would want to kill your plants. But, there are four instances when it’s okay to pull the plug on your plant. Here are four times you should kill your plants….
Reason #1: You Fell Out of Love
Perhaps you had big plans for your garden, but you aren’t really loving that big flowery bush in the corner? Time to kill it off. If you hate it, hate how it looks and simply aren’t feeling the love, it’s time to kill it and start over. Imagine all the NEW things you could do!
Reason #2 : Disease
No matter how great of a gardener you are; we all experience diseased plants from time to time. If you took all of the precautionary measures, did everything you could do to control the disease, and your plant still isn’t coming back to health, it’s best to just uproot it, and toss the plant. It may seem a little cruel, but if you aren’t careful, the disease could spread throughout your entire landscape. Better safe than sorry, right?
Reason #3: Wrong Place
Even if you follow all of the planting instructions on the seed packets, or nursery tags, sometimes, plants don’t quite grow in the ways that we expect them to. If you planted a sun-loving plant in an area without adequate sun, you aren’t likely to see the kind of growth you want. Or, in another instance, you may have accidentally planted a shrub or tree (with a large root system) near your home foundation or water pipes. Obviously this wasn’t intentional, but it’s better to uproot the plant than to pay to completely fix your foundation!
Reason #4: Wrong Grow Zone
The plant may be perfect..but that doesn’t mean that the grow zone is. Perhaps you aren’t familiar with your grow zone, or maybe the temperatures in your zone aren’t quite normal this year. Either way, it’s best to kill your plants if you feel you’ll be battling with nature throughout the season. How awful would it be to work so hard to keep something alive, and have it produce subpar veggies?