Are you ready for spring? I think many of us are more than ready for spring and summer to arrive!
Are you thinking about having a garden this season? If you are, here are a few helpful hints.
- Start Small – Unless you have done this in the recent past and are an old timer in the sport then don’t get too crazy. Stay within your limits. The Farmers Almanac states that a 16×10 is a good size for beginners. The smaller the space the easier to grow crops. A 16×10 garden can feed a family of 4 for a summer with a little extra for you to give away or to conquer canning.
- Spacing – Make sure you space your plants out. Give them all enough space to get sunlight and grow as they please. You can always look at the spacing requirements on the seed packets.
- High Quality Seeds – Seeds are much cheaper than plants, spend good money on them now, as opposed to wasting your time when the cheap seeds don’t germinate.
- Water Properly – Be careful not to water your plants too little or too much. Don’t let them starve or drown.
- Harvest Time – Plant and harvest at the right time. Be sure to read the seed packets or the plant instructions so that you have the right knowledge to take the best care of the plants in your garden.
WHAT DO I PLANT?
Well if you are a beginner, like I am, the Farmer’s Almanac has a guide of what are the easiest plants to grow when you are just starting out.
Here is a list of the recommended plants to grow;
- Peppers (6 plants)
- Summer squash
- Tomatoes (5 plants, stalked)
- Bush beans
- Marigolds (to keep pests away)
- Zucchini squash (4 plants)
Now you have a better idea of what to do when starting your summer garden. If you need more info, The Farmer’s Almanac is always a reliable source!