Are you getting your garden ready for spring? What type of vegetables are you growing this year? Are you growing vegetables for the first time and need some advice? Well, I can just let you know I am not an expert, but can I let you know what works for me and how I keep my garden in top shape?
Here are my top 7 tips that work for me:
- Have a watering schedule – Keeping your garden water is the top key to keeping your garden flourishing and healthy. If your garden is not getting the proper water that it needs your garden can die from thirst.
- Choose a day out of the week to give your plants the proper plant food. I like to give my plants and All Purpose Plant food to give them a boost in their growth. Giving your plants plant food gives them the extra boost of nutrients they need to grow bigger and stronger as well as produce a lot of vegetables and fruits for the season.
- Know what to plant with each other. This is a BIG key to planting your vegetables. Planting your vegetables with the wrong vegetables can mean disaster. Let me explain: I learned from my mistake a couple of years ago when I planted the type of tomatoes with each other Big boy and cherry tomatoes. You will think that since they both are tomatoes they can be planted with each other in the same box. That’s a BIG NO. Even though both of them are tomatoes Big Boy destroyed my Cherry tomato plant. When planting your vegetables look at the package of your seeds or container and check the height to see see how tall your particular plant is going to grow and organized it that way. Also, make sure to give your plants enough space to grow.
- Fertilizer (All Purpose Plant Food Number 2) is another great way to give your plants the best boost of nutrition they need when it comes to growing, getting bigger, and producing a lot of vegetables. Making sure that your plants get the best fertilizer when it comes to producing vegetables is top-notch. My favorite fertilizer is the Miracle Grow All Purpose Plant Food.
- Sunlight – This is the key to making sure that your vegetables, herbs, and fruits, grow, without sunlight your plants will not grow to their full potential. Choosing the right spot in your garden is also key. You want to make sure that the spot where you choose to plant your vegetables gets at least 4 to 6 six hours of sunlight.
- Start Small – My most important advice to give someone that wants to start a garden for the first time is to start small. That was the best advice I got from my mom when I started my garden. That way you can control your garden a little more as well as learn what you can grow and what you can’t grow. One thing about growing plants from seed is that you can always start over.
- Use small batches of seeds – I love to use small batches of seeds instead of using all of my seeds at once that way I have control of my seeds and do not waste any seeds just in case those particular seeds don’t grow.
~My Life As A Mom