There are as many types of gardeners as there are types of gardens, but no matter what your gardening style is, there are certain things every garden has in common and certain ideas will apply to all gardening. Here are some tips that are relevant for all gardeners and many types of gardens.
Don’t forget to fertilize your garden! Water isn’t enough when it comes to growing delicious, healthy vegetables. Choose the fertilizer that you best like. Some people prefer manure, while others can’t get around the thought of it. There are many fertilizer options available at your local gardening store, so there is certainly, the right one for you.
Protect your seedlings from frost with clay pots. Early spring is a perilous time for a new garden. You want to get your plants going as soon as possible to ensure plenty of growth time, but a single frost can wipe out your fragile seedlings. To protect your tiny plants from frost at night, simply place a small, upside-down clay pot on each seedling. They will insulate from the cold and protect from the wind.
Use seedlings to run relay planting. Using seedlings can allow you to get a jump start on the growing season and improve yields to the harvest by extending time. If growing lettuce and a squash harvest are needed for summer, then after the lettuce has been harvested you can plant seedlings to get a jump start on another crop and a higher yield for the garden.
Any garden and gardener can benefit from these tips, whether your ideal garden is huge or tiny, whether you prefer flowers or vegetables, whether you like exotic plants or native plants. With this advice in your gardening tool shed, your gardening skills might improve so much that all your gardener friends will want to know your secrets.