GARDENING TIPS 

"Gardening is cheaper than therapy and you get tomatoes."

PLAN

YOUR

GARDEN

Do a little research on what will grow in your area and plot out where the garden can grow. Is it full sun? Partial sun? Shade? What kind of soil do you have? You'll want plants that will be compatible with your soil. You may need to enhance the soil for plant survival.

 

US Hardiness Zones

STAGGER

YOUR

GARDEN

If you stagger your garden you'll be able to enjoy it for a longer period of time. Plant some early season flowers or vegetables, mid season and late season. 

BIGGER ISN'T ALWAYS

BETTER

Start off slowly. Plan what you and your family can realistically manage. Unless you plan to sell your produce, planting 30 tomato plants, for example, might not be realistic. Come harvest you may be biting off more than you can chew! Start with a few and add more the following year if you'd like.

WEED!

Weed early and often because weeds grow, well, like weeds! Keeping your flower/produce beds well mulched and weeded makes for a pretty garden.  

WATER!

Water your plants regularly. When plants are deprived of water and then watered heavily to make up for the deprivation it causes the cells in fruit and vegetables to expand quickly. When this happens your produce splits. If you water moderately and regularly it allows your plants to steadily grow.

PICK

AT PEAK

Weed early and often because weeds grow, well, like weeds! Keeping your flower/produce beds well mulched and weeded makes for a pretty garden.  

USE

TOMATO

CAGES

What might seem for use with tomato plants only, because of the name, also come in handy for top-heavy or climbing plants. (example: green peppers and beans)

BE

DARING!

Try something new! If you have an older garden, adding a new flower or veggie in the mix can be fun. And, remember if you start off small and it doesn't work out it's not a huge loss and you can easily move on to something different.

 

Have fun!

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