The summer can be a tricky time for gardening. On the one had there is heaps of sunshine to help your plants grow but on the other hand there might be limited water. To make sure you get the most out of this time we have developed our top tips for getting a great garden in summer.
Do you have a plan
Like everything in life a plan is key. Gardeners always need to have a plan in place before they start planting. This will help them know what they want to plant and where it should go. A successful garden can take time and effort, so it’s important to know the amount of space you have, how much time you’re willing to commit, and what you want your garden to look like before getting started.
Get started early
The best time to plant vegetables is in the early spring. The warmer weather encourages plants to grow bigger and produce more food for you! So in the northern hemisphere you need to plant as early as possible in the month of April for vegetables like lettuce, spinach, tomatoes and squash for a continual harvest throughout the summer months
Water, water, water
Plants need water and fertilizer to grow. The health of the plant determines how it will look. With regular watering and fertilizing, your plants will grow healthy. If you have a lot of plants, make sure to spread the work out over the week to give them time to recover in between waterings and fertilizing.
It sucks but you need to weed regularly so that your plants get enough light and nutrients to grow. This is important because your plants need the right amount of light to get the nutrients they need. If you cut off the light, your plants will not grow well. You can use grow lights to supplement natural light for your plants during winter months.
Know the plants
Plants are tricky. They are all different and as such they all have different needs. So it is important to research what the plant needs to grow and thrive. This is key to growing the biggest and healthiest plants you can.
Hopefully this will get you started on getting your garden growing strong.