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The last few weeks of winter is the perfect time to plan a garden and prepare for the upcoming planting season. Therefore, you may be interested in the following 5 Ways to Plan a Garden While It’s Still Cold Outside!
Vegetables need plenty of sunlight to grow. Therefore it’s important to pick a location that provides direct sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. Choose a spot free from shade so that the vegetables are able to take full advantage of the sunlight.
Good soil is another important component of a successful garden. Soil that is enriched with organic compost and organic matter provides key nutrients for growing plants. Ideal soil should be fairly spongy and have the ability to hold moisture, yet drain well. Strive to create an environment where tender roots can easily penetrate the soil and one where plants can thrive.
No one wants to waste money on garden seeds that don’t germinate or on seedlings that won’t grow when transplanted. That’s why seasoned gardeners invest in high-quality seeds and seedlings. Spending a little extra money upfront will pay off in the end with a better quality of produce and higher yields during harvest.
At the age of 83, my mother is still an avid gardener. She has always planted vegetables such as lettuce, spinach, beans, carrots, peas, pumpkins, squash, zucchini, okra, melons and beets directly using seeds.
She always buys things like tomato, pepper and strawberry seedlings from a local nursery or starts her own seedling indoors up to 8 weeks in advance. Either way, when it’s planting time, the seedlings already have a good start and can easily be transplanted into her garden plot.
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I hope you have a fabulous garden this year!
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