Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a beginner, it’s easy to make gardening mistakes. To help you avoid these common errors, we’ve compiled some handy tips that will ensure your vegetable and flower gardens are successful this season.
Soil quality is key to a healthy garden. Most plants prefer moderately fertile soil that is well drained. If your garden has poor soil, add organic compost to improve its texture and fertility.
Before you begin planting, carefully plan your garden layout and plant spacing. This will ensure that all of your vegetables have ample space to thrive and will help prevent crowding, overcrowding, and nutrient depletion.
Keep a journal:
Keeping track of your garden is essential to maintaining it and learning about its needs, growth, and development. Having a place to record your observations is also helpful for planning future seasons and making changes if necessary.
Focus on a Niche:
One of the best ways to become a better gardener is to get really good at just a few things, says Penelope Spoonemore, owner of Penelope’s Greenhouse and Vegetable Garden in Brooklyn, New York. She recommends starting with a small area and working your way up to larger plots.
Maintaining your garden requires time, effort, and attention to detail. It’s tempting to just let the soil do its job, but you need to water and weed regularly to keep your veggies producing at their best.
You’ll also need to know when and how to prune your roses if you want them to stay in bloom year after year. This may be daunting for some gardeners, but a few simple cuts to remove dead flowers and twigs can be all that’s needed to maintain a beautiful rose bush.