If you’re a beginning gardener, this P. Allen Smith video will help you succeed on your journey to a beautiful green plot.
Check out these 5 easy tips:
1. Try a Minimal Garden
Containers and raised gardens have high rates of success for emerging growers. Invest in a good pre-mixed base for your fail-proof soil. Remember that a tomato seedling will grow tall and can produce up to a bushel of fruit. One flowering lobelia plant will soon cover the space of a washtub.
2. Check Out the labels
If your garden space is in a shade location, then concentrate on plants like ferns or hostas. Sun will soon dry the foliage of shade lovers.
3. Pay Attention to Planting Depth
Set your rooted plant at the same depth as it enjoyed in the pot. If it is root-bound, take the time to disturb the roots. This prevents traumatized roots from continuing to grow in a circle and remain stunted.
4. Go Easy On Water and Fertilizer
Roots that are deprived of proper air circulation, by over-watering, will soon drown. Apply fertilizer according to label recommendations. Too much has the potential to burn foliage or produce an overgrowth of leaves instead of fruit.
5. Give Special Attention To Bulbs
Tulips and other bulbs resemble candy kisses. Plant the wide, root-end down and the narrow top up for sun exposure.
Now that your garden knowledge is expanded, you can sit back and wait for your first ripe tomato. Gardening is an adventure, and with the right tactics, your planting skills can progress beyond your wildest dreams. You deserve beauty in your garden.