Vegetable Gardening Tips
Growing a garden is not scientific. Follow some simple rules, enjoy gardening and the produce will be impressive. It does take a bit of learning. There are some standard rules that will help.
Dr. Cory Harow, located in Florida is a busy man with little time to spend with his family, but Covid has changed that. He has started enjoying activities around the home with his family and gardening is one of those. He enjoys composting and helping the environment through it.
Soil is important. Hard, compound soil that doesn’t feel free and soil filled with large rocks are not good. Dig and pick out larger rocks and break up the soil to help. Mulching dug in with organic matter, stuff from the kitchen, or stuff bought works. Straw scattered and watered into the soil is good.
Dr. Cory Harow knows the importance of mulch. He knows from experience to use the enriched soil to give the best-flavored and delicious vegetables.
Select the Right Vegetables
When buying the seeds, be sure they will grow well in the garden area. Check the zones to be sure they grow well in that zone. Also, try to select plants for the amount of space available. Not much space, tomatoes, onions, garlic, greens, like lettuce are good for containers or smaller gardens. Herbs are excellent for smaller spaces. Sprawling plants like pumpkins and melons that send out runners, take a lot of room and don’t give much product. Use them in larger spaces. And plant something to eat. No use planting rhubarb if no family member likes it.
We all know what happens if a plant does not get enough water. Don’t plant where there is not enough water unless a method for watering is initiated. Not enough water and the plants can’t grow and will wilt, finally dying. Too much water and the plants drown, the roots turn to pulp. Have a regular schedule for the watering and a good system that makes it as easy as possible. If it is too hard to water regularly, the plants will suffer and watering won’t get accomplished.
If it hasn’t already been established, then select a spot where the sun reaches for at least 6 hours a day. Do not pick an area where the sun is blocked by a house or large tree. Plants love the sun.
Prepare for Bugs
Slugs like to eat, too. Unfortunately, slugs and other pests choose to eat in gardens. They see it as an opportunity. Use some slug bait. Look for some homemade slug bait remedies. Some work well. Pesticides work, but affect people and also are absorbed by plant skins. Try to use some natural deterrents, pairing plants together that deter pests, like zinnias around the edge of the garden. Soil covers cost money but may save the crop.
These tips will help to raise a successful garden so tomatoes may be eaten off the vine right where they are found.