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. I have come up with 7 summer garden tips for you to consider when gardening during the hot months.
Top gardening tips
1. When To Water Plants and Vegetables
It’s important to water your plants and vegetables at the right time of day.The best time to water 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. Vegetables that grow in full hot sun
Sweet potatoes, tomatoes, green beans, hot peppers, zucchini squash, eggplant, corn, and melons are just a few examples of vegetables that grow best in the heat.
3. Use the right soil
The right soil can make all the difference for your summer garden maintenance. It’s best to use soil that is rich with clay minerals, which expands better and allows water to distribute more evenly.
4. How Many Times Should I Water Plants
Make sure that you water your plants often enough, but not too much. Water your plants in the garden 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
It’s important to protect young vegetables. 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. How to get rid of weeds in vegetable garden naturally
There is only 1 way and that’s 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.
Love these tips
Will use them for my garden
All good tips, just wish that I had a real garden instead of just containers on my patio, I do miss my garden. 🙁
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!
These are all great tips but sadly I am not a gardener at all, my husband looks after all of that!!
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. 🙂
Thanks for the tips! I swear I have a black thumb. I have so much trouble keeping plants alive.
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!
I have to remember to not water the plant leaves, I try to do that but yes, it can be tricky.
See, I think I have ruined many a plant due to watering the leaves! Dang it!
My husband and I have done a garden for 22 years and we love putting all kinds of vegetables but my favorite is tomatoes