Tips for Your Vegetable Garden

Are you a new gardener? Have you been growing vegetables for as long and far back as you can remember? Well, either way, no matter if you are an uneducated gardener or an expert these tips we have to share with you will prove to be very helpful in your gardening adventures and they will be very useful too and for you.

  1. When winter comes around and it’s starting to be very chilly but tomatoes on one of your vines are still in the process of ripening don’t throw them away, pull them up and place the tomato plants somewhere warm hanging alongside a wall in your house or something and the tomatoes on the vine will ripen eventually.                        garden_grow_your_own_tomatoes_2
  1. If you plant more than one of the same plants that is better in the sense of growing because companion planting helps your garden strive. Some of the plants in the garden actually obtain and hold nutrients that were ultimately gone or lost in the other one.                                                                                                                                              
  2.  By painting the handles of your garden tools a bright color instead of green it will be a lot easier to keep up with your tools while they are mixed in with the plants. Another cool hack to try is placing a mailbox in your garden and decorating it to use it as a “tool shed.”
  1. When placing manure in your garden remember the manure needs time to sit and combine with everything do the soil will set firmly. For the best results try placing manure roughly 3 weeks before you decide you want to plant your items.
  1. Mixing your manure with the dirt you have is really simple you don’t have to break your back trying something insane: Okay leaves and your manure of your choosing out in your garden towards the end of fall when you know nothing else will be harvested. From here find some kind of wood chips like hay and cover the compost. This assures you that when spring arrives the melting of snow and organisms mixing will have evenly mixed the compost together.                                                                                                                                                                           02-how-to-compost-build-compost-bin
  1. Do you love vining your vegetables but can’t find room for it? Well, all you need to know is to train your melons, cucumbers, and even your squash on a vertical frame for [plants known as a trellis or a fence piece if you don’t have a trellis is the way to go. This saves a lot of space and looks so beautiful setup.
  1. If your vegetables are over ripe or start to become over ripe make sure you remove them from the garden or certain critters will infest the vegetables and possibly your garden.
  1. If the tops of your onions are falling or dropping over they are ready for picking but make sure you let the dirt dry and then place them in a warm, dark place until you know the tops are dry. Make sure when cutting the foliage to cut half an inch and place in a cool area that is dry.
  1. When you grow cabbage and lettuce if you want to keep dry off the two then [place half a layer of ,mulch near and around every plant. This will also minimize the amount of weed growth you have.
  1. When you plant flowers or vegetables place handfuls of your manure into every hole.                                                       6a00d83420a76e53ef01b8d0c616b1970c-800wi
  1. Place garlic, cloves, onions, chives, or chrysanthemums around your garden space to keep creepy crawling critters away from your crops.
  1. If you need an inexpensive way to save plants from frost damage place milk gallons, soda bottles, or other plastic containers over the tops of your crops.
  1. If you want to grow peas easily start inside. Germination is more successful and seeds end up a lot healthier and fight critters off a lot easier.
  1. Make sure your soil is healthy and in return your crops will be healthy and ward away unwanted pesty critters and keep certain diseases out of your garden and lower your chances of having to using pesticides.                              soil_in_hands_-_francesca_yorke
  1. Earthworms love natural fertilizers which is amazing because earthworms benefit vegetables and gardens a lot.
  1. Diatomaceous earth is the best organic insecticide you can udr which is a white powder agent you use to do damage to critters and keeps slugs far away.

Writen by Haven McCloskey