I gathered up some expert gardening tips from around the web, from beginners to a few unusual ones.
1 Soak your seedlings
…the roots of the seedlings become so entangled that separating them without damaging the roots is not easy to do. What can you do in such a case?
Fortunately, here’s a trick that works without fail: soak the roots before you divide. Here’s how it works:
2 Plant egg shells along with your vegetables:
Crushed eggshells planted along with your tomatoes help your plants avoid “blossom end rot” , which is often caused by a calcium deficiency.
From Beekman 1802
3 Cut the bottoms out of used plastic jugs to protect new seedlings.
4 Sharpen the edges of tools. This is one of those reminders that takes only a little time to do, but saves lots of effort. Use a large file
From the gardeningcook
5 Stagger planting is a very useful method for quick growing crops like lettuces, mesclun mixes, radishes, and the like. It ensures that tender baby greens and veggies come along on the heels of more mature plantings. This is especially nice when a crop grown to long needs to be removed- always a fresh one!
Reminder from Eat Drink Garden
6 Keep your plants healthy
- don’t let them dry out, but don’t overwater
- leave enough room between plants so air circulates to prevents fungus from growing
7 Loosen roots in root bound plants before planting them. And for those who are planning on planting some trees and shrubs this spring comes many tips on just how to do that successfully.
8 Use seed packets for handy planting info: time to plant and depth of seeds. Remember that seeds will usually yield the most plants for the money.
Beginning gardener tip from Farm Girl Gabs
9 Weed Early, Weed Often… because Summer is coming. It is always important to get a head start on the weeds. They are much easier to pull when young and the soil is soft. weeding a tap rooted weed in the broiling summer sun is no fun. Weed now.
Reminder from English Gardeners at the Daily Telegraph.
10 Grow Chamomile. If you grow your own stand (very easy), then you can make lots of Chamomile tea during the season to to ward off bacterial and fungal infections. To prevent dreaded damping off in young seedlings, brew the tea and spray with the cooled tisane.
from Huffington Post
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