This detailed 20-page home grown gardens guide teaches a variety of gardening techniques, ranging from basic to advanced.
Gardening can be highly rewarding, but it is not with- out problems and efforts. A successful garden requires a good site, careful planning, good management and considerable hard work. Insects, diseases and weeds require control measures. Acidic, infertile, poorly drained or sandy soil may have to be improved. Shade and extremes of moisture and temperature are other problems that must be overcome for a garden to be successful.
You will learn a plethora of valuable gardening information, including:
A good garden site is essential for high vegetable yields. Poor sites not only produce low yields, but may also be extremely difficult to grow a garden on at all.
Planning Your Garden
A garden plan will save time, space and money. Yields will be increased, as will the length of the harvest season.
What types of garden tools should I use?
What is the best way to prepare my garden’s soil?
Begin soil preparation by removing old plant supports, plastic mulches, excessive vegetative residues and other debris from the garden area several weeks before planting to allow the soil to dry out. The amount of plant residue that may be turned under depends on how large the pieces are, how the garden will be turned and how long before the area will be worked.
What are the best types of fertilizer and lime ratios?
What are the best seeding and spacing techniques?
Proper spacing among rows and between plants within rows is essential for maximum production of high-quality vegetables.
What are the advantages to weed control?
Weeds compete with vegetable plants for water, nutrients and sunlight. Weeds reduce yields and may cause crop failure unless they are controlled.
This guide to home grown gardens also contains a table about when to harvest garden vegetables. For example, did you know that you should harvest corn when the kernel juice is milky, the silk begins to dry and the ears are full to the end? Did you know that spinach greens at their peak when they are crisp with dark green leaves?
This foolproof homegrown gardens guide will make your spring and summer garden endeavor a success!