Do you wish you could garden like the pros do? If you are wanting to plant a flourishing vegetable garden this year that looks like that of a master gardener, take a look below at the top ten best vegetable garden planting tips. It turns out, you don’t need the greenest thumb, you just need these handful of tips to give you and your garden a little boost. In no time, you too can have a vegetable garden that others will envy.
Ready to get planting like the pros? Let’s look at how easy it is.
10 of the Best Vegetable Garden Planting Tips:
1. Plant in the late afternoon.
This will keep plants from the hot afternoon sun, and will allow them to settle in stress free.
2. Water in the morning and/or evening
Again, you are avoiding the hot afternoon sun, so more of your water stays in the soil where the plant needs it instead of evaporating.
3. Pay attention to spacing.
Follow spacing directions to avoid over crowding. Remember, plants will fill out and fill in as they grow.
4. Enrich your soil.
Lime and other nutrients can be used to make your soil rich. A soil testing kit can be purchased at your garden center so you can determine exactly what your soil needs to do its job. Using a raised bed vegetable garden makes it much easier to control your soil.
5. Pair up plants.
Pair up your plants to help each other. Certain plants repel certain pests, so by making sure these plants are in your garden you can easily save the other plants from becoming lunch.
6. Add a little water to your planting hole.
Add a little sip to the hole before you place the plant in it. The roots will appreciate this extra boost.
7. Wait until the threat of frost has passed.
If you rush it and plant too early, your plants can easily be killed with the first frost. Don’t let your hard work go to waste. Wait until the last frost has passed.
8. Be mindful of where you plant.
You will want to be sure you are near a water source as well as a spot that gets as least 6 hours of sun. Be mindful of where you plant as these are important details to pay attention to.
9. Allow plants to harden.
Before placing in the ground, allow the plants to sit outside on the soil for a few days. This will harden them and get them use to the space they are about to live in.
10. Be selective.
Plant only the strong, colorful plants. You want hardy plants that are green and strong, lacking any wilt or yellowing. A sick plant will take nutrients from others trying to survive, so be sure to be selective and plant what you know will flourish.
See how easy it is to follow these tips? None of them are time consuming, and they don’t cost a lot to do either. Each one of these tips can make a huge difference to your vegetable garden and make sure you get professional results.
So pick one or try them all! You are only a few steps away from a garden even a pro would be jealous of.