Secrets to A Better Garden Part 2

Secrets to A Better Garden Part 2

If you want to have a better garden that produces more food, here are a few tips to help you out:

  • Research before you plant — Before you plant your veggie garden, do a bit of research to find out which veggies (and fruits) grow best in your area. The climate and soil conditions will affect which plants are the best.
  • Deal with pests — Don’t let pests have the run of your garden! Make sure to deal with pests as quickly and efficiently as possible, before they eat away at your plants, leaves, and veggies/fruits. Use pesticide to kill insects and herbicide to kill weeds.
  • Plant marigolds around your tomatoes –– If you want to keep insects away from your tomato plants, plant a few marigolds around the area. You can do this for squashes as well, and the marigolds will keep pests away.
  • Kill aphids with insecticidal soap –– You have to be very careful with aphids, as they tend to spread out of control and can kill off an entire crop in no time. Use insecticidal soap to get rid of aphids as soon as you notice them.
  • Water the garden with veggie water –– When you boil or steam your vegetables, don’t throw the water down the sink. Instead, let it cool off and use it to water your garden. The nutrients in the water will do wonders to promote fast growth in your garden.
  • Use coffee ground and tea bags under your azaleas –– If you want to have fast-growing, beautiful azaleas, put leftover coffee ground and tea bags underneath the plants. They will have a naturally brighter color!

If you want more tips for a better garden, read Part 3 of this series for a few more sneaky tricks…

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