Spring garden tips
is an active time in your garden. As the plants and ground wake up from
their winter nap, it is time to get serious about your gardening to make
sure that your crops are ready for the spring, summer, and fall.
First start by preparing the ground in your garden. Early in the season, apply a 4-inch layer of ground up leaves or rotted manure. Turn it under to a depth of between 8-12-inches. Rake the garden until it is level so that spring rains do not leave pools of standing water. If moisture is a problem, you can always raise your garden bed to a height of 3 or 4 inches by mounding the soil.
Certain crops are a better choice for your garden in the early spring. For example, spinach, rutabagas, radishes, English peas, pod peas, leeks, collards, kale, and carrots can all handle a drop in temperature. Spring weather can take a surprisingly chilly turn, so plant accordingly.
Your garden vegetables need lots of maintenance to ensure you have a continuous supply of crops. Fertilize with a layer of compost or one cup of granular fertilizer. Thin the lettuce so that it is 4 to 8 inches apart. Pick the outermost leaves of spinach, mustard, turnips, Swiss chard, collards, and kale. When these plants get long, they also get bitter. It then time to add them to the compost pile to make room for summer crops.
Just before summer
Two more points for your garden care: stay diligent about pulling weeds. Also, harvesting your vegetables encourages the plant to continue to produce more vegetables. The more you pick the vegetables in your garden, the more youll have to enjoy.