Summer Garden Tips

| 8/29/2014 8:19:00 AM

Tags: summer garden, garden planning, composting, pest control, Ohio, Melodie Metje,

Summer garden

The dog days of summer see thriving warm season crops-tomatoes, zucchinis, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, sweet potatoes, peppers and Mediterranean herbs. To keep your harvests at their peak, there are few simple things you can do for your garden.

7 Summer Garden Tips

1. Harvest frequently! Plants are in the business of reproducing. Their entire life is dedicated to giving the best chance possible of maintaining more plants for the future. The more you harvest, the more babies the plant will produce. I have noticed that my cucumber plant can only support one large cucumber on each vine. As soon as I pick the big one, you can see one of the small ones jump in size by the very next day! Harvest in the morning for peak juiciness.

2. Mulch your beds. The mulch keeps the moisture from evaporating, allowing more infrequent watering. It also moderates the temperature of the soil so it doesn’t get baking hot. I use mulch in both my garden beds and pots.

8/29/2014 1:24:53 PM

Hi, I have a wonderful product for those who like to use organic fertilizer, it's called rexes wonder grow and it's synthesized from oceanic ingredients like sea weed, you spray it on the plants base and leaves only twice a week. My website is, the wonder grow is under products. My contact information is on the site, just dome food for thought :)

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