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7 Summer Garden Tips

| June 15, 2017 | 9 Comments
7 Summer Garden Tips

lettuce garden being sprayed by a hose

7 Summer Garden Tips

Do you have a garden? Whether you’re a newbie or a seasoned gardener, there are a number of things you can do to help your garden grow.

Here are 7 summer garden tips:

1. Water your plants and vegetables at the right time of day. The best time is early in the morning or late in the evening. If you water your plants or vegetables in the afternoon, the water is likely to evaporate in the heat.

2. Know what plants grow best in heat. Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, hot peppers, zucchini squash, eggplant, corn, and melons are just a few examples that grow best in the heat.

3. Use the right soil. The right soil can make all the difference for your summer garden. It’s best to use soil that is rich with clay minerals, which expands better and allows water to distribute more evenly.

4. Make sure that you water your plants often enough, but not too much. Two to three times per week is an ideal number.

5. Try to avoid wetting plant leaves. Although this can be challenging if you have a sprinkler, try to only hit the roots of your plants when watering by hose or bucket. Plant diseases are more likely to wreak havoc when the leaves are moist.

6. Protect new plantings of vegetables and flowers. Freshly planted vegetable and flower seedlings need to be sheltered about 50 per cent with a shade cloth or leafy branches for about a week or two. This will help them grow without any sun harm.

7. Get rid of the weeds. It’s so important to pull weeds out from your garden, because weeds steal the nutrients your vegetables and plants so desperately need and also the moisture in the soil. It’s best to pull the weeds when they are small and young as they will come out of the soil easier. If you also pick them out when they are young, it will stop the weeds from producing seeds for them to grow in abundance.

These are just 7 summer garden tips to help your plants thrive! Do you have any tips to share?

 

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  1. Lola says:

    Love these tips
    Will use them for my garden

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    All good tips, just wish that I had a real garden instead of just containers on my patio, I do miss my garden. 🙁

  3. Thanks for the awesome tips. We water our plants in the evening but I was unaware that it’s not good to wet the leaves. Taking note of that!

  4. Lynda Cook says:

    These are all great tips but sadly I am not a gardener at all, my husband looks after all of that!!

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    High winds today, smashed my plants about, potatoes now growing sideways some of the minor branches ripped off, geranium ripped out of container. Some plants look a lot worst for wear, hoping the wind calms down tomorrow. 🙂

  6. Jonnie says:

    Thanks for the tips! I swear I have a black thumb. I have so much trouble keeping plants alive.

  7. Brenda A says:

    I am having a rough go this year with slugs (I think?) that have eaten all of my green beans sprouts! I am on my second attempt! Also hop to find tips on growing baby spinach. I am failing there!

  8. Kristi says:

    I have to remember to not water the plant leaves, I try to do that but yes, it can be tricky.

  9. Tania B says:

    See, I think I have ruined many a plant due to watering the leaves! Dang it!

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