Do you plan to have a flower garden in front of your house? Or perhaps you want to make use of your backyard and start a small vegetable garden where you can harvest some leafy greens for your salads. Adhering to some garden tips, you can end up with an impressive garden.
The most useful garden tips are about the right soil to plant in, the supply of water to the plants and the available space on which the plants can grow. In addition to these garden tips, you should also be aware of the timing for the planting. Most plants, whether they are flowers or vegetables, are seasonal that require specific range of environmental temperature. Some plants can tolerate frost and would survive the winter season. But most flowers and vegetables would not live during the winter period.
Garden tips on right garden soil for vegetable farming.
Going back to the basic tips, start learning about the right garden soil. If you want your flowering and fruit-bearing plants to become productive, your garden soil should be suitable to the chosen specie. Some plants need acidic soil and some thrives better in alkaline soil. Some kinds of garden soil do not contain the necessary nutrients.
One of the garden tips is for you to know the basic nutrients needed by your plants. These are nitrogen (N), Phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). You will come across NPK fertilizer for the plants and this simply stands for the three basic nutrients.
• Nitrogen is the nutrient necessary for the development of vigorous stem and leaves. Manure is the organic matter that is best source of nitrogen.
• Phosphorus is the nutrient that is essential for the roots of the plants. This is also the nutrient that enhances the flowering and fruit development. A source is rock phosphate.
• Potassium aids in development of strong stems; also enhances cell division and good fruit quality. It helps the plant fight diseases. Good sources are manure and compost.
Water the garden appropriately and in moderation.
The next of the garden tips is on water supply and watering time. Fruit-bearing vegetables need sufficient water during flower and fruit development stages. Examples of such plants are tomatoes, pumpkin, water melons, eggplants and more. For root crops like turnips, beets, carrots and sweet potatoes, they need a steady supply of water when their roots are developing. For lettuce, cabbage, cauliflower abundant water is needed when their heads or leaves are developing. Other veggies like radishes, kale, mustard greens need water all through their life cycle. You have to take note of these garden tips on plant watering as excessive water can drown the plants or can create molds around them.
Give your plants enough room to grow.
Last important garden tip pertains to the spacing in between plants. You have to provide your plant with room to grow. Do not plant them too close together otherwise they will be too crowded and may lack the nutrients. The plants will tend to overtake the growing of the nearby plants. And if you are planting dissimilar plants close to each other, there is a tendency for them to become hybrids of each other.
These basic garden tips can help you achieve a fabulous and impressive flower and vegetable garden. The tips actually apply to almost all kinds of plants. You have to know the plant’s soil and water requirements. Then ensure that they have enough space to fully grow.