My Secret tips to the Ultimate Veggie Garden and Flowering Containers
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One of the biggest keys to keeping my containers, window boxes and raised garden beds looking beautiful is fertilizing. I do this once per week then starting in about July will start twice per week. I use a water soluble fertilizer (Jack’s Blossom Booster and Shultz all purpose). I have a fertilizer injector I am able to hook a hose up to and that mixes the fertilizer in with the water and then out the hose it goes. A tip when watering, make sure to water under the foliage, if you water directly on top of you plants they won’t look good!
Another key to beautiful flowers, plants and gardens is cleaning your plants. Pulling off the dead blossoms, this keeps things looking good! I do this about once per week or even every two weeks. The more you keep them clean the more they blossom.
To keep your vegetable plants looking good and producing well, you can take off any dead leaves. The dead leaves invite bugs and we don’t want them by our veggies!
Cultivating around the plant or working up the soil around the plant helps with aeration which promotes growth and plant happiness. I use my hand tiller/cultivator for this. This will also help with any little weeds that may be growing around your plants. It also makes it easier for water to soak down into the soil and plant root.
If you do this just every two weeks your gardens will look Amazing!!
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My Favorite Tool | Hand Cultivator | https://amzn.to/2NvZnwh
Organic Fertilizing Options I have used every other year that I liked: Worm Castings (I mix Worm Castings into my soil when I start my Raised Beds) | https://amzn.to/2u8mx3N