If you’re putting the time, money, and effort into planting your own home garden, you’re going to also want to do everything in your power to ensure that, come harvest time, you’re going to be able to reap maximum benefits from your labor. But for many people, a lack of knowledge and understanding about their garden, their climate, and their equipment can cause their garden to yield less than it otherwise may have been able to.
To help ensure that this doesn’t happen to you, here are three ways to help your home garden flourish.
Include Your Own Composted Materials
In most situations, putting some additional growing materials into your garden can help your plants really take root and grow as strong and healthy as possible.
While you can add things like mulch or other organic materials, Katelin Hill, a contributor to BobVila.com, suggests trying to make a little compost tea that you can use to help water your garden. If you don’t already have a compost pile that you’re contributing to at home, the goal of helping your garden could be enough to convince you that it’s time to start collecting all your compostables, from your leftover food to your compostable “plastics”. Then, once you have your compost pile ready, add some more water to the mix that you can then siphon off and use to water your garden.
Choose The Right Plants To Grow Together
One reason your garden might not be flourishing could be that you’re not growing the right plants next to each other
While it’s good to give your plants a little breathing room so they can have the space they need to grow, putting the right plants near each other can also encourage them to grow larger and healthier. For example, Benedict Vanheems, a contributor to GrowVeg.com, shares that planting corn intermixed with climbing beans can help both grow taller and stronger. Additionally, if you plant lettuce between your rows of onions or carrots, the lettuce can help to stop the growth of weeds over the other plants.
Get Rid Of Problem Plants
After you’ve put so much effort into getting your garden planted, it can be sad to see that some plants that you’ve nurtured simply aren’t doing as well as you’d like. This could happen because of bad growing conditions or due to things like pests or diseases.
If you notice that some of your plants have been attacked by pests or diseases, Jenny Harrington, a contributor to SFGate.com, shares that you should act quickly to try to fix the problem. But if the problem doesn’t resolve soon, it’s best to just get rid of those problem plants so that their issues don’t spread to your healthy plants. This way, you’ll be able to hold onto and nurture the thriving plants and not allow them to get brought down by plants that aren’t going to be able to flourish.
If you want to make your home garden into as bountiful of a garden as you can get it, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you figure out some ways that you can accomplish this.