Sweet Sundays: Gardening Tips

Gardening Tips

Every year the same thing happens: I randomly buy plants with no rime or reason, and end up not liking the way things turn out (besides veggies, anytime I get a little harvest, I get super excited!)

The desire to do things differently in the garden started when I posted New Year, New You where I resolved to focus on getting more from our garden.

So this year, I started by planning everything out-I drew a little sketch with each place I wanted to plant things and made a list of what I wanted to plant, and only after doing this went to the gardening store.

After getting home, I set to work, and had a little helper:

Gardening helper

Just look at that face! So, for this weeks Sweet Sunday, I thought I’d share Gardening Tips that will help you maximize your harvest or garden beauty, and minimize your time:

  • Draw a sketch of the area (or planter pot) you want to garden
  • Make a list of what you want to plant with the space you have
  • Where possible, choose to plant perennials vs. annuals so that you’ll have pants coming back year after year
  • Set the plants you purchased in the spot where you want to plant them before digging, then take a step back and make sure you like the way it looks, then start digging.
  • To get the optimal soil for plant growth, sprinkle organic top soil or compost on the ground, then dig a hole, mixing the dirt and top soil, plant the plant in the hole, then pat mixed dirt around the top on the plant.
  • After you are done planting, water the garden to make sure the soil and plants get water after being planted.
  • To suppress weeds,  lay down a layer of mulch on top of the soil.
  • To maximize your yield with pants like herbs, make sure you keep trimming them so they keep growing.

Here’s to a great gardening season! Do you have any tips and tricks that work for you?

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  • Andrea Rentea

    Thanks to this beautiful presentation on how to do it, rather than think about it, I will start today with your recommendations. They are very, practical and helpful. THANK YOU

    • Sweetphi

      Thank you so much for the sweet comment, totally made my day 🙂 Hope the tips help you as much as they helped me, and I hope you have a beautiful garden this year!!

  • Reply

    Great suggestions. I started my own garden this year too and could have used these. I hope you have a garden that produces lots of yumminess for you this year.

    • Sweetphi

      Good luck with your garden too, and thank you for the sweet comment 🙂

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